Within the last hour sad news just broke that blues singer Etta James passed away aged 73. Read more after the jump! #RIP
According to reports from CNN Etta died from complications with Leukemia;
(CNN) – Etta James, whose assertive, earthy voice lit up such hits as “The Wallflower,” “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” and the wedding favorite “At Last,” has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73.
She died from complications from leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by her side, De Leon said.
She was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, and also suffered from dementia and hepatitis C. James died at a hospital in Riverside, California. She would have turned 74 Wednesday.
Most recently in 2008 Beyonce played Etta James in the movie Cadillac Records since then she began to make more public appearances while still fighting her sickness. She was branded by many of the greats like Diana Ross’ as their favourite singer and many singers even today of this generation still try to emulate her voice and vocal power. Watch Etta perform ‘At Last’ below