Celebrities React to Etta James’ Death

Etta James

Etta James touched the world with her powerful voice and timeless music. Many of the artists she inspired took to Twitter to share their sadness and pay respect to the iconic singer, who died of complications from leukemia at the age of 73. From Beyoncé’s touching tribute to JoJo and Jessie J’s endearing words to a grateful Flo Rida’s thank you, the stars praised the late legend. Read their heartfelt messages below.

Mariah Carey: Rest in peace to one of the world’s most influential singers Etta James, you will be missed.

Christina Aguilera: Etta James was a force to be reckoned with. A true gift to music and a woman of great spirit and courage. Her raw tone and the passion she put forth on a record spoke to me at a very young age and has continued to influence and inspire me throughout my career. She will NEVER be forgotten, her voice will forever live on and she will inspire talent for generations to come.

Keri Hilson: Rest In Peace, Etta James.

Kelly Rowland: CLASSIC. ONE OF A KIND. PURE SOUL. ETTA JAMES! Thank You for gracing us with your incredible talent & presence!

Rihanna: #DearEtta may you rest in peace.

JoJo: Wow wow wow. We lost a legend today. #RIPETTAJAMES … she is one of the reasons I sing today. Major major inspiration. Peace be with you.

will.i.am: Showing respect appreciation and love for all the wonderful music and joy #ettajames brought to the world…#ettajamesforever

Flo Rida: I’m deeply saddened by the passing of the Great Etta James and I will be forever grateful for the gift she Blessed me with.

Lady Gaga: Tonight I will have one whole quart of brandy for Etta.

Justin Bieber: RIP to the great Etta James

Jessie J: Just been told the legend that is Etta James has passed. Thank you for your voice your dedication to us and your gift. Your voice is timeless and will forever live on. I will always look to you for inspiration. R.I.P <3

Mya: R.I.P. ETTA JAMES

Anthony Hamilton: Etta James helped pioneer the heartbeat of a new generation w/ a musical style that allowed people 2 feel outside the box. She’ll be missed.

Jay Electronica: …got the rap game singing “at last” like #EttaJames.

Rico Love: Rest in peace Etta James….. #TTLO

Nick Cannon: RIP Etta James

Pink: RIP to the late and great Etta James. Your voice and your fight inspired me and many. I love that through recordings, people can live forever.

Diddy: RIP Etta James

Lil’ Kim: #RIPEttaJames

Marsha Ambrosius: R.I.P Etta James

?uestlove: rip tp Etta James. i will hold the torch high for The Roots name in your honor.

Dawn Richard: I sing the songs that people need to hear. Etta James RIP ETTA JAMES…. you will be missed.. your music touched millions…

Azealia Banks: R.I.P Etta James. :( ….. I got into LaGuardia singing “At Last”.

Toni Braxton: Rest in peace to the wonderful legend Etta James

Jazmine Sullivan: R.I.P Etta James

Melody Thornton: The music world has lost 1 of the best vocalists ever and at only 73 yrs old. #sadday bless her soul and RIP Etta James



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11 Comments

  1. Alfonso

    Now R.I.P. Etta James no more stressing or depressing anymore. Beyonce hmgurl sing dat song 1 more again AT LAST MY LOVE ETTA JAMES IS GONE.

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  2. trippen67

    RIP Etta James heres what flo rida tweeted aswell:

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    I’m deeply saddened by the passing of the Great Etta James and I will be forever grateful for the gift she Blessed me with. #goodfeeling

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  3. asdii

    Two-faced b!tch.

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    :) Reply:

    @asdii, Who?

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  4. Rap*

    RIP

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  5. http://bit.ly/wBouJl

    You’ll be missed. I’ve been listening to your music all day out of respect. Etta James cheers for bring so many good tunes into this world.

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  6. nicegirl

    RIP Etta James. Your music will live on. Whenever someone passes away I listen to their music, which is what I will be doing today.

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  7. eliana

    Doesn’t she look like that little girl that was singing in XFactor. ??

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  8. asdf

    rip etta james, from a young age you touched my soul. you’re the reason i ever thought to become a singer, and now i want it more than ever. hearing of your passing made me realise life’s too short to dwell on the negatives, especially those that can be turned so easily into a positive. your music will forever live on in our hearts and souls. rip etta, you can finally rest now. i cried when i heard. big big etta fan, so saddened by this news.
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  9. Taylor

    “Unity” for Etta James – a beautiful song and tribute by Kelly Rowland ! Check it out on YouTube .. classic.

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  10. MmmHmm

    SHE WILL BE MISSED!

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