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Nancy Wilson called herself a “song stylist.” The legendary Jazz artist passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday evening. The three-time Grammy winner lost her battle to a longtime illness, her manager Devra Hall Levy confirmed.

Wilson’s biggest hit, (You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am, rose to the eleventh spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and earned her a Grammy.

Celebrities influenced by Wilson’s classic songs took to social media to sing her praises.

Viola Davis remembered a meeting with Wilson that she says left her inspired. “Heaven is rejoicing,” she wrote.

Per Wilson’s wishes, her family will celebrate her life instead of a traditional funeral, CNN reports.

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