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#CELEBRITY NEWS:Grammy Award- jazz winner Nancy Wilson dies at 81

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Grammy award-winning singer Nancy Wilson whose hits ranged from R&B to jazz and funk, died at her California home at age 81 on Thursday after a long illness, her publicist said.

Nancy Wilson, came to fame as a torch singer in the 1960s, when she called herself a “song-stylist” and resisted being labeled as a jazz singer for most of her career, since she could handle many genres.

“She was one of those rare vocalists who could do it all,” longtime publicist Devra Hall Levy unveiled to FACTSZONEMEDIA. “Jazz, blues, pop and even funk. She handled them all.”

The grammy award winner's song “How Glad I Am” earned her a Grammy in 1965 for best R&aB performing artist.

Nancy Wilson also won more Grammys in 2005 and 2007 for jazz, with 2004 lifetime achievement award, the Jazz Masters Fellowship, from the National Endowment for the Arts who rated her song high at her performance.

Nancy Wilson's publicist Levy said “Nancy gave her all for her fans,”

Wilson was called the heir apparent to iconic jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, and she was influenced by Nat King Cole and other legendary vocalists.

Wilson released her first album “Like in Love” in 1959, she moved to commercial success and topped the Billboard pop charts in the 1960s.

Ted Gioia Jazz historian and author unveiled to FACTSZONEMEDIA that jazz music world had lost a music icon whose great talents placed her songs to a limelight.

“She was one of those rare vocalists who could sing any style, cross any genre but still put her unique imprint on the music. Her albums were full of gems,” Gioia submitted.

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