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Legendary jazz singer Nancy Wilson has passed away at the age of 81.
Wilson’s manager told CNN that the singer passed away peacefully on Thursday after a long illness.
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The singer, whose musical talent touched various genres, influenced countless artists, and many took to social media to remember Wilson.
John Legend called Wilson a “magical performer” while remembering her on Twitter.
Others, like White House correspondent April Ryan, remembered her as “beautiful, elegant, classy.”
Wilson won three Grammy Awards throughout her career and was given her own NBC show back in 1967, The Nancy Wilson Show, which earned an Emmy.
The legendary singer was also active during the civil rights movement, even participating in the march on Selma.
Wilson requested there be no funeral, instead, her family will celebrate her life at the top of the year.
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