R&B singer Sharon Lafaye Jones dead at 60

She was 60. I want to sing. When Prince surprised Sharon Jones on stage in Paris. Thank you for all the joy you brought us. Two legends gone way too soon: https://t.co/zVvOyt7yyn pic.twitter.com/8ctD9gX02m—

Born in North Augusta, S.C., Jones moved to Brooklyn as a child. Documentary captures soul singer’s spirited cancer battle

In the Q&A session after the film premiere, Jones revealed that her cancer had returned. “As soon as I get up on my feet, I got something to look forward to. Jones was an internationally renowned singer who worked as a prison guard before breaking into the music industry. I want to do it ’til I can’t do it.” 

Heartbreaking: Sharon Jones passed away today after a heroic battle against cancer. ?Douglas Mason pic.twitter.com/PTTVIB3yYA—

The fabulous Sharon Jones has passed tonight she & her band The DapKings made great music together & she sang her butt off. By the time the film started playing in theatres the following year, she was receiving radiation treatment and had to sit out a planned summer European tour. Before her music career took off, she worked as a prison guard in New York City. While I got my strength, I want to live my life. “She was surrounded by her loved ones, including the Dap-Kings.”
The internationally renowned R&B and funk songstress was known for her big, sultry voice and boisterous live shows. Condolences RIP—
@WhoopiGoldberg Her struggle with cancer and her return to the stage were chronicled in the critically acclaimed 2015 documentary Miss Sharon Jones! directed by Barbara Kopple, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. ‘I want to sing. She passed away after “a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer,” reads a message on the band’s website. Struggle with cancer
Jones was diagnosed with Stage 2 pancreatic cancer in 2013 but went into remission nine months later, and she returned to the music scene with a 2014 Grammy Award nomination for her album Give the People What They Want and an album of holiday classics called It’s A Holiday Soul Party! Sharon Jones, lead singer of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, has died. I want to do it ’til I can’t do it’
“But my fans, they understand,” she told CBC Music in August 2016. I don’t want to lay down and just wait for my body to get to the point where I can’t do anything.