Blues Legend Etta James Dies at 73

Etta James

Etta James has died at the age of 73, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon.

CNN reports that the “At Last” singer passed away from complications from leukemia at a Riverside, California, hospital with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by her side.

The powerhouse vocalist, known as “Miss Peaches,” was diagnosed with the disease in 2010, and also suffered from dementia and hepatitis C.

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

Throughout her illustrious career, James opened for the Rolling Stones, won six Grammys, and was voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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23 Comments

  1. Peter

    R.I.P

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  2. Boy Wonder

    R.I.P. to a legend

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  3. Lauryn

    OMG – Bey Make A Public Statement. But I Must Admit She Seemed Abit Bitter Before, But R.I.P!

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  4. mia holmes

    hello peeps i am rly happy today cuz i have just listened to my friend and jojo’s new song lool

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  5. mia holmes

    Sorry that was my big sister leigh NOT ME!!!!

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  6. E.MY.EONFACEBOOK/SOUNDCLOUD

    ”AT LAST” R.I.P THE MUSIC WILL LIVE LONGER..

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  7. E.MY.EONFACEBOOK/SOUNDCLOUD

    R.I.P!!

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  8. Songstress

    REST IN PARADISE Ms. Etta James, you’re legacy & sassiness will live on !

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  9. HECTOR

    RIP TO THE AT LAST QUEEN !

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  10. Tionne

    R.I.P. paved the way for all these chicks

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  11. boom boom

    RIP <3

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  12. just me

    RIP

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  13. Audrey Hepburn

    This is so sad. Her music had such a sophistication about it and represented that of an iconic musician. Hopefully now they’ll do a RESPECTABLE and SERIOUS movie about her and cast a real actress this time that will do her justice.

    We Love You, Etta XOXOXO

    “A Sunday Kind of Love”

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  14. common

    she was beautiful..hopefully she ends up in heaven!!!

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  15. ThankMeLater

    That first pic is so beautiful RIP <33

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  16. Phoenix_Wright

    R.I.P.

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  17. Lisa

    Her music hit your soul like no other.

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  18. Edward

    Rip

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  19. nicegirl

    R.I.P Etta James.

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  20. Triniti

    RIP ETTA!

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  21. MmmHmm

    SHE WILL BE MISSED!

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  23. Barts Mützen

    I will miss her and her fantastic music

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