12.15.2018

Nancy Wilson, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dies at 81

Nancy Wilson, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dies at 81 (Photo: Reed Saxon, AP)

Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning “song stylist” and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died.

Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park, her manager and publicist Devra Hall Levy told The Associated Press late Thursday night. She was 81.

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