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  • Soul Singer Sharon Jones, 60, Dies

    Reporter: Haya Mix
    Published: Friday, November 18, 2016
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    Soul singer Sharon Jones, lead singer of the group The Dap-Kings, has died, her publicist announced late Friday. She was 60.
    She'd been fighting pancreatic cancer since 2013, when she took a break from touring to undergo extensive surgery and chemotherapy, Fresh Air wrote earlier this year. The cancer went into remission, but returned this year.

    The singer, who recalled first being inspired to become a singer while performing as a child in a South Carolina church's Christmas play, performed a set of holiday songs for NPR's Tiny Desk last year. You can watch it below.


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