Abbey Lincoln, famed jazz singer and actress, died in New York City on Saturday. She was 80.
Lincoln recorded more than 20 albums, acted in films, and became a leading voice in the civil rights movement during her six-decade career.
She passed away in Manhattan, the New York Times reported.
Her first album was called Abbey Lincoln's Affair—A Story of a Girl in Love and became an instant success.
Lincoln was one of the first African-American women to act in a leading role, alongside Sidney Poitier in the 1968 movie For Love of Ivy.
The Chicago-born singer performed regularly with Billie Holiday as her main influence, up until her death. Her last album Abbey Sings Abbey was released in 2007.