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R&B Singer Vesta Williams

Dies in L.A. Hotel Room

9/23/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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R&B singer Vesta Williams -- best known for her 1989 hit "Congratulations" -- was found dead in an L.A. hotel room yesterday ... TMZ has confirmed.

Loads of Vesta's celebrity friends have posted messages on Twitter about the news -- including actress Jackeé Harry who wrote, "...just received truly devastating news: R&B great, and my friend of many yrs, Vesta Williams (@vesta4u), has passed away. #RIPVesta"

53-year-old Williams had a string of R&B hits in the 80s and 90s including "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" and "You Make Me Want To (Love Again)."

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10:12 AM: Law enforcement sources tell us ... Vesta was discovered in a hotel in El Segundo. We're told officials do not believe foul play is suspected.

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hotbitch    

Awwww, that is sad. That used to be the song back in the day. R.I.P. Vesta

1097 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

TEARS! (sniff)

1097 days ago
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Theresa    

My condolences to the family of Ms. Williams I believe that her spirit will always be with her family, friends, and fans through her musical legacy she graciously left for us to remember her.

1097 days ago
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Moe    

RIP Vesta you will be missed dearly, but never for gotten

1097 days ago
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jackie    

R.I.P VESTA WILLIAMS.I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU OR YOUR BEAUTIFUL SONG"CONGRATULATIONS".:(

1097 days ago
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anon.    

R.I.P.

1097 days ago
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thatoneguy    

once again..who?

1097 days ago
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dolly    

My heart is breaking, My sincere condolence to Vesta's family. She was truly unique, one of those one of a kind singers.

1097 days ago
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Barbarascy    

So many of the entertainers that I grew up with are passing on now. The list is impressive, but I bet they are jammin' in Heaven! RIP Vesta!

1097 days ago
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john johnson    

r.i.p. to vesta. as for her so-called friends, where the hell were ya'll when she needed ur help? and now everyone takes to tweeting condolences??? nothing but frauds. unbeleivable. she may STILL be alive if someone acually gave a dam about her well being! such true friends.

1097 days ago
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Let's Chill    

This is truly heartbreaking.

Vesta was a MAJOR TALENT and put everything into her music. A real class act with a melodious voice.

She was so underrated like a lot of the greats before her and now she's gone.

I absolutely love her music and I miss her already.

R.I.P. Vesta.

Condolences to her fam & friends.

1097 days ago
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Big Mamma Cornbread    

A voice from the heavens above..R.I.P Ms.Vesta.

1097 days ago
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Ray    

R.I.P. Vesta

1097 days ago
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C and C Benson    

I was stuck on listening to Phyllis Hyman all day today. I wondered why she took her life. She was so talented. And, now Vesta. Oh, how I pray that her death was accidental. She was such a talent. Her voice will be missed. Her presence will be missed. I pray that she had accepted our Lord Jesus Christ in her life before she left this world. God bless her family throughout this very difficult time. You will be in our prayers.

1097 days ago
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Luther smith    

what reason for this singer Died in the Hotel?
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1096 days ago
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