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John Legend, Viola Davis and Others Mourn Jazz Singer Nancy Wilson

John Legend, Viola Davis and Others Mourn Jazz Singer Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson appears in this undated studio photo. (Vandell Cobb/Ebony Collection) Johnson Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Legendary jazz singer Nancy Wilson passed away at the age of 81 on Thursday. Since the news of her death, celebrities have been sharing their memories and appreciation for music icon.

Throughout her more than 50-year career, Wilson released more than 70 albums, which showcased the versatility of her voice. The multiplatinum artist received three Grammy Awards and became known as a β€œsong stylist.”

Nancy Wilson – a voice, and a presence, for the ages. Thank you Ms. Wilson. Rest In Peace.” β€”Eric Holder

Wilson frequently made appearances on TV series, including The Cosby Show and Sinbad. She even hosted an eponymous Emmy-winning variety show in the 1970s.

She touched many hearts, and prominent figures across many industries showed their respect for Wilson, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Pointer Sisters and RuPaul.

Check out their tweets below.

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