Celebrities Mourn Sharon Jones’s Death

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When news broke that beloved singer and performer Sharon Jones died tonight at age 60, it didn’t take long for celebrities and musicians to begin sharing the sad news online. Jones was not only an onstage force, she was also an inspirational story: She grew up in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood and worked as a corrections officer at Riker’s Island before her relatively late breakthrough when she was already in her 40s. She also continued to perform and record new music with ferocity even while battling the disease that eventually claimed her life.

Tonight, people who loved her from across music and entertainment worlds shared their memories and condolences for the late, great Miss Sharon Jones:

Celebrities React to Sharon Jones’s Death