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Posted in music on January 20, 2012
Etta James at BB Kings in 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
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.It's really sad to hear of the loss of such an iconic voice. RIP Etta James, you will be missed.
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. -[CNN]
At Last-Etta James
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