We are crushed to learn that soul singer Sharon Jones has passed away after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer. According to her website, she was surrounded by her loved ones, including her longtime backing band, The Dap-Kings.

The Grammy-nominated artist recorded six albums with The Dap Kings, including 100 Days, 100 Nights, I Learned The Hard Way, and Give The People What They Want. But it was her fiery live performances that captured the hearts of her diverse fan-base year after year. She was a five-foot firecracker full of life, love, and of course, soul. Thank you Sharon, you will most definitely be missed.

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