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Sharon Jones dead: Celebrities react

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Sharon Jones, a force of nature in soul and funk, died Friday at 60 years old after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. The relentless performer captivated fans with her nonstop energy, powered by her backing band, the Dap-Kings.

Fellow musicians and many in Hollywood paid tribute to Jones on social media after her death was announced.

“The fabulous Sharon Jones has passed tonight she & her band The DapKings made great music together & she sang her butt off. Condolences RIP,” actress Whoopi Goldberg tweeted.

“My deepest condolences 2 the family of [Sharon Jones]. She was the real deal in this industry,” Chaka Khan mourned.ย “2016 you’ve been awful.”

Vella Lovell from Crazy Ex Girlfriend also remembered the powerful singer: “No, not #SharonJones too. This is absolutely heartbreaking. She was 1 of my favorites. There must be a symphony happening in the afterlife.”

See a collection of memorial tweets below.

https://twitter.com/ChakaKhan/status/799808386984349696

Thank You Sharon. Thank You. #2016

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