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Singer Sharon Jones Dies at 60 Following Cancer Battle

Singer Sharon Jones Dies at 60 Following Cancer Battle

Sharon Jones has died at age 60 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. A statement on she and her band The Dap Kings’ official Facebook page confirmed the news. “She was surrounded by her loved ones, including the Dap-Kings. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time,” the post read. A documentary about Jones’ health struggles and triumphant return to music — “Miss Sharon Jones” — is currently making awards rounds, directed by Oscar winner Barbara Kopple. The film is nominated for multiple Broadcast Film Critics Association and the.

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