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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

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)."

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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A Tribute to Vesta Congratulations

1088 days ago

Ben Brown    

So sad. However I agree with the writer who said where were all the well wishers before she died or were you TOO busy. Also we live in a culture that keep saying to keep it real. If she did, unfortunately take her life,then WRITE it not just she passed away.

1088 days ago

preacher man    

Just, too said that God loans us good people for awhile. Vesta, you were one of the best. Just. like Arentha Franklin, Pattie Labelle and more. You will be missed in my heart because that song congratulation brought me through many times.,Rev. Carlvet Lee, Petersburg, Va. 23803

1087 days ago


God Bless her family ! Why do doctors prescribe pills to help you live and cure disease when they are always investigated for death? Let the woman rest in peace.

1087 days ago
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