Soul singer Sharon Jones dies at 60

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 22: Singer Sharon Jones performs onstage at the 26th Annual Tibet House U.S. benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on February 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tibet House)

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 22: Singer Sharon Jones performs onstage at the 26th Annual Tibet House U.S. benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on February 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tibet House)

Soul dynamo Sharon Jones died on Friday after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer, according to a post on an official Facebook page. She was 60.

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The born singer, who ignited every stage her diminutive frame graced, was surrounded by loved ones when she died, including her longtime band, the Dap-Kings.

A documentary about the feisty performer called "Miss Sharon Jones!" was released this summer and captured Jones as she underwent treatment for cancer since being diagnosed in 2013.

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Throughout her career, which included a stint as a corrections officer at Rikers Island and years spent playing weddings, Jones was never a massive household name.

But she and the Dap-Kings regularly packed theaters and clubs around the world and released seven lauded albums, including last 2015's "It's a Holiday Soul Party."

Jones and the band received their first-ever Grammy nomination in 2015 for their powerhouse album, "Give the People What They Want."

"I thank God that we're finally being recognized for what we've been working so hard for." Jones told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution a few weeks before the ceremony. "We're not going anywhere. I'm not gonna be a pop singer. I'm gonna be who I am."

Although they lost to a Toni Braxton-Babyface collaboration, Jones still held out hope that the coveted music award might be bestowed on her one day.

In the documentary, she visits the Augusta Museum of History and admires one of James Brown's Grammys.

"I want to at least have one of these one day," she says.

Jones' representatives have requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Lustgarten Foundation, James Brown Family Foundation and Little Kids Rock.

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