PARIS, 21th of avril 2003 (AFP) Nina Simone died today in her house of Carry-le-Rouet, France. She was 70 yo. She died around 7 am of "natural causes", her manager said. She'd been living in France for several years. ---- I've had the chance to jam with her several years ago. She was a lady, with a great sense of humor and an awesome musician. She told me how desperate she was that her greatest success, "My baby don't care", was musically so poor. According to her, the drummer was drunk and high when they recorded. "By chance, we had a solid bassist. What would we do without them ?". She's also been fighting a lot for black people and woman rights. I feel empty tonight.