Sharon Jones of the Dap-Kings Dies at 60

BROOKLYN, NY - AUGUST 23:  Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings poses for a portrait backstage at  day 1 of the AFROPUNK festival at Commodore Barry Park on August 23, 2014 in Brooklyn, New York.  (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

Sharon Jones of the Dap-Kings Dies at 60

The singer lost her battle with pancreatic cancer.

Published November 18, 2016

Sharon Jones, the lead singer of the Dap-Kings, has died. 

According to her official website, the 60-year-old singer passed away after losing her battle with pancreatic cancer.

The website left a brief message of grief to her many fans, "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. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time."

The singer's Instagram page also posted a picture remembering Jones for what she loved most.

Jones was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and went into remission nine months later. The cancer returned in 2015 and it proved too much for the talented singer to overcome.

Our prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Roger Kisby/Getty Images)


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