Singer Sharon Jones recorded and performed at an unrelenting pace with her band the Dap-Kings, and a documentary film chronicled her battle with pancreatic cancer.
Sharon Jones, the soul singer and powerful voice of the band the Dap-Kings, died Friday of pancreatic cancer that had been in remission but returned last year. She was 60.
Jones’ death was confirmed by Judy Miller Silverman, her publicist. She said Jones was surrounded by members of the Dap-Kings and other loved ones when she died.
She continued performing throughout the summer, even while undergoing chemotherapy that she said caused neuropathy in her feet and legs and restricted her movements onstage. But Jones remained undeterred.
“Getting out on that stage, that’s my therapy,” Jones said in a New York Times interview published in July. “You…