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The Dap-Kings’ Sharon Jones Killed by Donald Trump?

Sharon Jones, the powerful singer of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, was not well. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer back in 2013. She hung on for a long time–pancreatic cancer can be ruthless–but eventually her luck ran out. On Friday, she died at the age of 60.

But there’s more to the story. She suffered a stroke on November 8 while watching the US presidential returns come in. Here’s what her Gabriel Roth of the Dap-Kings told the LA Times:

“She told the people that were there that Trump gave her the stroke,” said Roth, laughing.


I flew out and met her up in the hospital in Cooperstown, and I saw her and she told the people that were there that Trump gave her the stroke. She was blaming Trump for the whole thing.

Unfortunately — that was on on Tuesday night, and then on Wednesday while we were there she had another stroke. After that, she couldn’t talk or really respond anymore.

Read the whole article here.

Alan Cross

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