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Etta James

Dead at 73

1/20/2012 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Etta James
Legendary R&B singer Etta James -- famous for her hit songs "At Last" and "Something's Got a Hold on Me" -- has died.

The singer -- whose health was on a rapid decline the last few years -- was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. She also suffered from dementia and Hepatitis C.

Her live-in doctor announced the singer was "terminally ill" last month, after her leukemia was declared incurable.

Etta died at a hospital in Riverside, California ... her manager confirmed.

She won 6 Grammys in her lifetime -- including Best Jazz Vocal Performance in 1994 -- and was voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

And how cool is this? Etta's in the top 10 right now -- Flo Rida heavily samples her on his hit, "Good Feeling." Etta was 73.

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chuck    

Nice editing. She was 83

1010 days ago
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Yamiguru    

"I found a dream that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own" from the song "At Last".

RIP Etta James, ty for your lovely voice :)

1010 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Good night, Miss Etta. Rest in Peace, darlin'

1010 days ago
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Nvts    

THIS is what a singer sounds like. Simply the BEST.

1010 days ago
20.

Phreaky    

A truly talented legend - RIP

1010 days ago
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Muppet    

I hope people will remember this great lady for years to come. Rest in peace Etta you will be sadly missed. Prayers for her family and friends.

1010 days ago
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IceGypsy    

RIP Etta. Thank you for all the amazing music you left behind.

1010 days ago
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bubbahubba    


Saw Etta in concert just four years ago, a great show.
She will be missed.

1010 days ago
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soulofanangel    

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ETTA JAMES gave us Heavenly Music on Earth. Rest in Heavenly Peace, ETTA.
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1010 days ago
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elizabethsmith81    

R.I.P Mrs.Etta,You will be missed

1010 days ago
26.

Kaffee    

She sang one of the greatest songs of our times. RIP

1010 days ago
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AngelDust    

MY DEEP CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THE FAMILY , FANS AND FRIENDS OF ETTA.

1010 days ago
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Truth    

Interesting 411... Etta James always believed she was the daughter of Minnesota Fats, the pool player. Her mother had her at 14, Fats would be 25 at the time in 1938. Her mom, Dorothy Hawkins was a "player" and screwed tons of men. Etta and Fats met in 1987. Fats couldnt confirm or deny he was her father. He said he was waaay drunk and out of his mind during that period to remember. Though looking at pics of older Etta and older Fats show facial and structural resemblances. #Truth!!

1010 days ago
29.

lee    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z2wuVp00-o

1010 days ago
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lee    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z2wuVp00-o

1010 days ago
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