Singer Sharon Jones Dead at 60


NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 22: Singer-songwriters Iggy Pop and Sharon Jones pose backstage at the 26th Annual Tibet House U.S. benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on February 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Tibet House)

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(CNN) — Sharon Jones, the lead singer with the band Dap-Kings, has died at the age of 60.

“We are deeply saddened to announce that Sharon Jones has passed away after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer,” said a post on her website.

Jones was known for her funk-infused soul sound and was nominated for a Grammy in 2014 for the album “Give the People What They Want.”

Her struggle to return to the stage after her 2013 cancer diagnosis was the subject of a recent documentary titled “Miss Sharon Jones.”

Her website said she died “surrounded by her loved ones, including her band, the Dap-Kings.”

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