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Nina Simone Dies

22 April 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Legendary jazz and blues singer Nina Simone has died - she was 70. Simone - who won critical acclaim and international fame with hits like "My Baby Just Cares For Me" and "I Put A Spell On You" - was at her house in southern France when she passed away. Her manager Clifton Henderson released a statement to confirm she died yesterday of "natural causes" after a long illness. Simone, real name Eunice Kathleen Waymon, had a long and successful career spanning from the late 1950s when she shot to fame with her hit "I Love You Porgy." She was a controversial figure who was closely affiliated with the black civil rights movement. She is survived by her daughter Simone. »

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