Soul singer Sharon Jones, died on Friday, November 19, 2016 at age 60 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Known as the James Brown of Soul, Sharon Jones' success after a long music career, came into her her 40s. She found success with her band, the Dap-Kings.
By her side until her death, the Dap-Kings band backed her up during her tours and performances. Commenting on her death, Dap-King's Gabriel Roth said that Sharon Jones, " was the strongest person any of us had ever known, and she just kept singing. She didn't want to stop singing."
Sharon Jones was diagnosed with cancer in 2013. She never stopped performing even during treatment. Asked by Associated Press recently, why she never stopes she said: "It's therapy, I know I need rest and sleep. But I want to work and that is our job.. You got to be brave. I want to use the time that I have. I don't want to spend it all laid up, wishing I had done that gig."
Her bravery will surely inspire many. She will be missed!