The Downtown Long Beach Community joins the thousands of fans who share in the sadness in hearing the tragic news of the passing of Sharon Jones. Our condolences to her family, friends, and the Dap-Kings.

From the Dap-Kings:

We are deeply saddened to announce that Sharon Jones has passed away 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.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organizations:

The Lustgarten Foundation
James Brown Family Foundation
Little Kids Rock
Additional memorial details will follow soon.