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After Losing Her Husband And Sister, Jazz Singer Nnenna Freelon Chronicles Loss In 'Great Grief' Podcast, New Album

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grief happened in July 2019. It was the year that the multi-Grammy nominated jazz singer’s husband of 40 years, world-renowned architect Phil Freelon, died after a three-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Six months later, Nnenna experienced loss again when her younger sister died from cancer and shortly after that, her dog, Basie, died as well.

As she was dealing with her own grief, Nnenna was also experiencing sorrow along with the rest of the world as COVID-19 claimed the lives of millions of people worldwide.

Living alone in the North Carolina home that she once shared with Phil, the lockdown gave her the time and space she needed to process her pain.

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