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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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jeff    

I think you should change the title of the Etta James story.

Does no one proof read these things?

919 days ago
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EtttaFan    

So sad but she is at peace and with the angels now.
thank you Etta for your wonderful contributions to the world. You will always be my favorite singer, ever.

I went to your concerts and love your music. You can never be DUPLICATED. much as people try. love you forever!!!
go sing with the angel Etta! ♥

917 days ago
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