Sharon Jones of the Dap Kings Dead at 60


Photo of Sharon Jones courtesy of Victoria Ford (Sneakshot Photography)


Soul Singer Sharon Jones has lost her battle against Pancreatic Cancer. Jones, was battling her second bout of Cancer, but she didn’t let that slow her down. The iconic singer continued to perform until her last days. She was 60.


A statement from her publicist:

“We are deeply saddened to announce that Sharon Jones has passed away after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her loved ones, including the Dap-Kings. She died at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, New York, the hospital where she received chemotherapy treatment as seen in the recent film about her struggle, Miss Sharon Jones!.”

Thank you for your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organizations:
– The Lustgarten Foundation
– James Brown Family Foundation
– Little Kids Rock

Additional memorial details will follow soon.

Thank you for sharing your soul with us Miss Sharon Jones.