Friday, 20 January 2012

Etta James Dies

Etta James, the legendary voice behind "At Last," has died at the age of 73 from complications related to leukemia, according to the Associated Press

"This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world," Lupe De Leon, her manager, said in a statement. "She was a true original who could sing it all -- her music defied category."

James won four Grammy Awards, including a lifetime-achievement award, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

The singer had a number of hits over her more than five-decade career, but she is perhaps best known for "At Last," "I'd Rather Go Blind" and "Tell Mama."

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