Soul Singer Sharon Jones, Vocalist Of Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, Dies At Age 60

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Soul Singer Sharon Jones Dead At 60

Sad news today as the Entertainment industry has lost one of it’s pioneering soul voices. Sharon Jones, lead singer of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, passed away today. She was 60 years old.

Sharon had been battling pancreatic cancer for the last three years. The disease had gone into remission, but reappeared last year. Sharon reportedly pushed through her illness to keep performing throughout the summer, because it was truly what she loved.

Via New York Times:

She continued performing throughout the summer, even while undergoing chemotherapy that she said caused neuropathy in her feet and legs and restricted her movements onstage. But Ms. Jones remained undeterred.

“Getting out on that stage, that’s my therapy,” Ms. Jones said in a New York Times interview published in July. “You have to look at life the way it is. No one knows how long I have. But I have the strength now, and I want to continue.”

Sharon will be truly missed!


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