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Vesta Williams

Vesta Williams (December 1, 1957 - September 22, 2011) was an American R&B; singer. Originally credited by her full name, she has sometimes been billed as Vesta since the 1990s. Although Williams never had any albums certified gold and never had any Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, she scored seven Top 20 R&B; hits from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. The daughter of a disc jockey, Williams became very interested in singing while in high school. Her family moved from Ohio to Los Angeles in the 1960s. Williams and her sisters once appeared on the television show Jack and Jill as The Williams Sisters. She returned to Ohio in 1977 and sang in the girl group Wild Honey (with bandmate Freddi Poole), but soon decided to go back to Los Angeles to launch a solo career. Former Fifth Dimension member Ron Townson put Williams in his band Wild Honey.

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Vesta Williams -- Autopsy Complete

Vesta Williams
Autopsy Complete

The autopsy of R&B singer Vesta Williams has been completed today -- and sources tell TMZ the cause of death is undetermined pending toxicology results, which will take 4-6 weeks. Williams was… READ MORE >

Vesta Williams -- Prescription Pills Found at Death Scene

Vesta Williams
Prescription Pills Found at Death Scene

Multiple bottles of prescription pills were found in the El Segundo, CA hotel room where R&B singer Vesta Williams died ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. We're told "several bottles" were… READ MORE >

- 944 days ago
R&B Singer Vesta Williams -- Dies in L.A. Hotel Room

R&B Singer Vesta Williams
Dies in L.A. Hotel Room

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… READ MORE >

- 944 days ago

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