Big-Voiced Dap-Kings Soul Singer Sharon Jones Dies at 60 | NBC New York

Big-Voiced Dap-Kings Soul Singer Sharon Jones Dies at 60

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    File - Sharon Jones performs onstage during The Music Of David Byrne & Talking Heads at Carnegie Hall on March 23, 2015, in New York City.

    A big-voiced soul singer who performed with high energy onstage has died in New York after battling pancreatic cancer. Sharon Jones was 60.

    Her representative Judy Miller Silverman says she died Friday at a Cooperstown hospital surrounded by her band, the Dap-Kings. Silverman says in a statement, "Thank you for your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time."

    Jones was diagnosed with Stage 2 pancreatic cancer in 2013.

    Her story was told this year in a Barbara Kopple documentary called "Miss Sharon Jones!" The film documents her transformation into cancer patient and back into a full-throated force.