Singing legend and North Augusta native, Sharon Jones, dies from Pancreatic cancer


COOPERSTOWN, N.Y (WJBF/AP).- Singing legend, Sharon Jones, has passed away at the age of 60.

The North Augusta native, known for her outstanding musical abilities, passed away Friday night from pancreatic cancer.

Her husband’s Facebook post says she was surrounded by friends and family, including members of her world renowned group–the Dap Kings.

Jones was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013.

Her story was told this year in a Barbara Kopple documentary called “Miss Sharon Jones!”

Jones was a 2014 Grammy Award nominee for her album “Give the People What They Want.”

NewsChannel 6’s sympathies are with all those who knew and loved Sharon Jones.

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