As if this past week (not to mention the rest of 2016) had not brought us enough tragic news of the passing of so many musical greats (Leon Russell, Leonard Cohen, Mose Allison, & Norton Records' Billy Miller) now news arrives that 60 year old, soul singer Sharon Jones died today. As reported a short time ago on her Facebook page: "We are deeply saddened to announce Sharon Jones passed away today after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her loved ones, including the Dap-Kings. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time" read the Facebook status update that suggested in lieu of flowers, for folks to make donations to such organizations as
Cure Pancreatic Cancer - The Lustgarten Foundation, James Brown Family Foundation, and Little Kids Rock. So far no memorial plans have been made for the widely loved Brooklyn artist.