American Soul and Funk singer Sharon Jones has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 60. The vocalist gained notoriety and a Grammy nomination with her band the Dap-Kings.
“We are deeply saddened to announce Sharon Jones passed away today after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her loved ones, including the Dap-Kings,” her representatives said in a statement.
This year has seen many famous faces pass away, including David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Prince with whom Sharon Jones sang. Prince hired her and the Dap-Kings to open for him in 2011 at Madison Square Garden.