Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Singer Nancy Wilson Dead At 81

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The legendary jazz singer passed away peacefully on Thursday after battling an undisclosed illness.
Sydney Scott Dec, 14, 2018

Legendary jazz singer Nancy Wilson has passed away.

Her manager confirmed to CNN that the 81-year-old passed away peacefully on Thursday after a long battle with an illness.

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Wilson excelled at performing various genres of music, specifically jazz, earning three Grammy Awards during her career — two for Best Jazz Vocal Album and another for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording.

The late singer is best known for her hit single, “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am.”

Per Wilson’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Her family will celebrate her life, most likely in February, her birth month.

She is survived by her three children and five grandchildren.

Rest in peace.