Legendary Blues Singer Etta James Dies In California

Etta James' manager says the singer has died in Southern California at age 73.

Lupe De Leon tells The Associated Press the singer died early Friday at Riverside Community Hospital.

De Leon says the cause of death is complications of leukemia.

James enduring hits include "At Last" and "Tell Mama."


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  • by dirty harry Location: Washington on Jan 22, 2012 at 05:43 PM
    Well maybe we did.I never said she didn't sing good.I said she looked scary n the picture.sang get a life. LOL
  • by two of a kind on Jan 22, 2012 at 05:07 PM
    Apparently "dirty harry" and "me" had the same dead English teacher. LOL
  • by dirty harry Location: Washington on Jan 21, 2012 at 12:53 PM
    Me has a point tho.she is a scary looking women.me make sure u spell your words Wright cause Mr perfic.will say something stupid again.
  • by In reaponse to "me" Location: ENC on Jan 21, 2012 at 10:35 AM
    Your spelling, grammar, and run-on sentences are S-C-A-R-Y! Was your English teacher dead during elementary school? If you are going to be disrespectful enough to speak ill of the dead, at least do it correctly!
  • by me Location: Washington on Jan 21, 2012 at 08:37 AM
    She is a scarry looking women that's for sure. She looks like she is dead in the picture.
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Jan 22, 2012 at 06:25 AM in reply to me
      What's on the inside of people is more important than the outside. She made a valuable contribution to the music world by sharing her unique voice. When/if you reach 73, your words may come back to you. Listen to one of her songs one day, most notably "At Last".
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Jan 20, 2012 at 07:41 PM
    I don't always feel anything personal about a celebrity, but she touched so many people with her gift. I feel sad today, but also so blessed that we are privileged to be able to hear her recordings even after her passing. She was in a class by herself, certainly. What a legacy, what a career, what an awesome lady.
  • by Blues Lover on Jan 20, 2012 at 04:22 PM
    The voice of an angel. Sure she is now leading the angels in heaven in that wonderful choir.
  • by ED Location: NC on Jan 20, 2012 at 03:29 PM
    This lady could sing with the best!!!!!!
  • by T Maxx Location: G-vegas on Jan 20, 2012 at 01:05 PM
    Rest in Peace, awesome singer and lady. She will be deeply missed.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Jan 20, 2012 at 11:53 AM
    Great voice. She'll be missed.
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