Jazz legend Nina Simone dies at her home in southern France at age 70. The singer, pianist and composer's career was filled with politics and controversy; her deep, supple voice accompanied a regal, onstage presence. NPR's Melissa Block remembers the musician's life.
Songs heard in this report:
» "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair"
» "I Wish I Knew How It Feels to Be Free"