- Singer Sharon Jones, 60, died of pancreatic cancer
- She was known as the female James Brown
Her death was confirmed to CNN by manager Alex Kadvan who said Jones died Friday night in Cooperstown, New York.
Jones was known for her funk-infused soul sound and was nominated for a Grammy in 2014 for the album “Give the People What They Want.”
Tributes for Jones, who was often called “the female James Brown,” are being shared on social media.
Jones said in the film that despite her illness “the show must go on.”
Her website said she died surrounded by her loved ones, including her band, the Dap-Kings.