SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego's music scene has suffered a tremendous loss, following the death of local musician Candye Kane at the age of 54.
Kane was a fixture at several venues in San Diego, but also toured extensively, and her big voice blues sound was instantly recognizable.
She started her music career in the 1980's, went on to record 12 albums and was most honored for her blues music.
Kane was named San Diego's Best Blues Band nine times and helped make a name for herself by touring 250 days a year, tours which included performances for heads of state.
Eight years ago she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and in 2008 she had surgery, which doctors thought was successful.
Then she was back on the road in Germany when the cancer returned.
She chronicled some of her treatment on YouTube, showing her fans an IV used to give her nutrients until the next surgery. That surgery was also deemed a success and Kane soon resumed doing what she loved.
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She put out what was her last CD "Coming out Swingin'" in 2013 and was named a judge at one of world's largest blues gatherings.
Then, her cancer returned again.
Kane was hospitalized in Los Angeles just after the New Year.
She shared some of her struggles with her fans on Facebook, thanking them for her support.
Ultimately doctors weren't able to save her life and she passed away at the age of 54.
Kane is survived by two adult sons - one of whom played in her band while on tour. According to the San Diego Reader, she died Friday, May 6. Her family has not announced funeral arrangements.
A local war hero is about to be laid to rest. Retired Navy Captain James "Duffy" Hutton spent years of his service as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before he settled down here in San Diego.
Sunday marked day two of the government shutdown - and with the work week beginning Monday - thousands of employees may not go back to work.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
A motorcyclist was suspected of drunken driving after causing a late-night car crash in Pacific Beach, police said Sunday, and hours later, a second crash occurred in the intersection while police were still investigating.
The San Diego County Planning Commission voted 6-1 last week to recommend that the County’s Board of Supervisors approve the County’s revised Climate Action Plan, with some modifications.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.