Singer Sharon Jones
died after a long battle against pancreatic cancer on Friday. She was 60.
According to a statement to Et, the singer "was surrounded by loved ones, including the Dap-Kings."
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Jones first began singing in church and school, before performing professionally as a wedding singer in the 1970s. The bulk of Jones' success, however, came three decades later, after starting her band, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
. The band released its debut album, Dap Dippin' With Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
, to immediate attention and critical acclaim in 2002, and quickly released three more albums, Naturally (2005), 100 Days
, 100 Nights (2007) and I Learned the Hard Way (2010).
In June 2013, Jones announced that she was diagnosed with cancer, and subsequently put the band's fifth album, Give the People What They Want, on hold while she underwent chemotherapy. During the 2015 premiere of her documentary film, Miss [link=nm