Nina Simone


Age: 70

jazz-influenced singer, pianist and composer who had a top 20 hit in 1959 with I Love You, Porgy from Porgy & Bess, who turned to activism in the 1960's and recorded hit songs like Ain't Got No/ I Got Life and To Be Young, Gifted and Black.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: February 21, 1933

Died: April 21, 2003

Bouc-Bel-Air, France