The High Priestess of Soul has died. Nina Simone passed away at the age of 70 at her home in the south of France today.
Nina has been an influence to several generations of musicians. Her distinctive voice will certainly be remembered, as will her contributions in documenting her thoughts and experiences on racism and the civil rights movement in the 1960s in the United States.
To read more about the life of Nina Simone, read the article in the Kansas City Star.