‘Dap-Kings’ singer Sharon Jones dead at 60


PUBLISHED Fri, November 18, 2016 - 9:03pm EST


Sharon Jones, the lead singer of the soul and funk band 'Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings', has died after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer, her family announced on Friday evening. She was 60 years old. (more)

"We are deeply saddened to announce that Sharon Jones has passed away after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer," her family said in a brief statement. "She was surrounded by her loved ones, including the Dap-Kings."

Other details, such as the exact time and place of death, were not immediately disclosed. "Thank you for your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time," the statement continued, adding that additional details about a memorial will be released at a later time.

Jones battled with cancer in the final years of her life, starting in the summer of 2013 with a diagnosis of bile duct cancer, for which she underwent surgery. The diagnosis was later changed to stage two pancreatic cancer and she went into remission about 9 months later, but the cancer returned last year and spread to her lung, liver and lymph nodes.

Jones, who was born in North Augusta in South Carolina in 1956, released her first record when she was 40 years old. She was the lead singer for the band "Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings" and was nominated for her first Grammy award in 2014, receiving a nomination in the category Best R&B Album for "Give the People What They Want".

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