Sharon Jones performing in 2008 in Lorne, Australia
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Legendary singer Sharon Jones passed away Friday at the age of 60 after battling pancreatic cancer. Jones, who was part of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, was born in North August, South Carolina in 1956, and raised in Brooklyn, NY.

"We are deeply saddened to announce that Sharon Jones has passed away after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer," the singer's rep wrote in a statement. "She was surrounded by her loved ones, including the Dap-Kings."

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Jones was first diagnosed with cancer in 2012, but went into remission, and it returned in 2015.

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Along with the Dap Kings, Jones released seven albums, with the most recent being 2015's It's a Holiday Soul Party.

Jones and the Dap Kings were the subject of the recent documentary, Miss Sharon Jones!, which covered her health and relationship with her band.