I've seen her play a few times. She takes a lot of crap for her singing while DJing but I didn't mind it so much. Something different. She's definitely someone who went through a lot to get where she is.
That's really sad. Sonique did a set at the Canal club in Wolverhampton in the UK, back in 2001. I remember it well because that night I got together with the girl I eventually married. She's had a special place in our hearts since.
Hope she's ok - I've had cancer myself and sometimes it can be beaten.