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Etta James Dies at 73

Etta James Dies at 73

Etta James has passed away due to complications from leukemia at the age of 73.

The singer was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, and also suffered from dementia and hepatitis C, according to CNN.

“This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world,” Etta‘s longtime manager and friend Lupe De Leon said. “She was a true original who could sing it all — her music defied category.”

“I worked with Etta for over 30 years. She was my friend and I will miss her always,” he added.

We send our condolences to Etta‘s family and friends.

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# 1

Omg I was literally just listening to At Last. How sad! RIP and condolences to her family.

# 3

:( RIP Etta!

# 5

RIP Etta! My condolences to her family and loved ones.

# 6

OMG am sad :(

# 7

R.I.P Etta, so sad..

# 8
Bella Coola @ 01/20/2012 at 11:59 am

I still prefer her to Beyonce.

# 9

Aw man, I’m sorry we had to lose another legend but at least she is no longer suffering. Rest in peace Etta James, at last….

RIP, beautiful Etta.

There is a few minutes, I listened to “At Last”, Now She died, It’s really sad.

A true talent unlike some of these fame ho’s who’ll do anything for their 15 minutes of fame. RIP great lady.

rest in peace!!!

Rest In Peace Etta- your songs will stay in our hearts forever!

such an incredible artist, she may rest in peace <3

etta hated beyonce …doesnt anyone but me remember that

What a great talent. The Celestial choir is going to be much richer. RIP Etta.

To Ms. Etta James, the Lady who inspired one of the most memorable jazz songs for the world to fall in love with. Rest In Peace, you will live forever in our hearts. Especially in mine! You are singing in heaven to the big man. Love you!

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