Friday, January 20, 2012

Etta James Passes Away

I am very sad to report that music legend (and role model/inspiration to many of today's biggest stars), Etta James, has passed away. She died from complications from leukemia, which she has had since 2010. Her biggest hit "At Last" has been played at many many weddings, and her songs have been covered by artists such as Christina Aguilera and Beyonce (Bey also played her in the movie, Cadillac Records). She is survived by her husband of over 40 years, and their two sons. Her manager had this to say: “This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world. She was a true original who could sing it all – her music defied category.” - Lupe De Leon. James was 73 years old.

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