Remembering Nancy Wilson: 11 Things To Know About The Beloved Jazz Music Icon

In addition to being an award-winning songstress, the 81-year-old beauty was an actress, philanthropist, HBCU alum, former ESSENCE cover girl and more.
Rachaell Davis Dec, 14, 2018

Jazz singer Nancy Wilson was a classy, multi-talented entertainer who left her mark on the music industry and beyond during her 81 years of life.

In addition to being a revered vocalist, the Grammy Award-winning beauty was also a mother, an HBCU alum, a philanthropist and an actress. She touched millions around the world with her voice and her radiant spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who loved her.

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As we continue to celebrate the life of Nancy Wilson in light of her passing, scroll through for a look back at her life in photos, along with a few facts about her journey.