Gabriel Roth, a longtime bandmate of the late Sharon Jones, says she suffered a stroke while watching the election results come in on Nov. 8.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Roth said, “She told the people that were there that Trump gave her the stroke.”
“Well, she’d been fighting cancer for a few years now, and there’s been all kinds of stuff coming at her. But the thing that actually got her in the last couple of weeks was, she had a stroke watching the election results. After that first stroke she couldn’t move her leg, but she could still talk.
I flew out and met her up in the hospital in Cooperstown, and I saw her and she told the people that were there that Trump gave her the stroke. She was blaming Trump for the whole thing.”
Jones passed away late last week, having battled pancreatic cancer for some time. Her death, along with veteran journalist Gwen Ifill’s death, left me with an eerie feeling. Some strange things have happened following this election. Thousands of dead bunker fish appeared in the Shinnecock canal in New York. There is a national sickness gripping this country and I expect to get worst the closer we get to Inauguration Day.