Breaking: Etta James Dies

Published: Friday 20th Jan 2012 by David

Etta James, the voice behind the classic number ‘At Last’ has died.

Aged 73, her passing in California comes at the end of a long battle with leukemia, dementia and hepatitis, one week before she was set to celebrate her 74th birthday.

Rising to fame in 1954 as the first lady of Chess Records, her tumultuous life was recently portrayed in the 2008 movie Cadillac Records by Pop star Beyonce.

She is survived by two sons, Donto and Sametto.

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  1. Steffon January 20, 2012


  2. polliboy January 20, 2012


  3. ousha January 20, 2012

    this is extremmely sad 🙁 RIP my condelenence to her family friends and loved ones! 🙁

  4. MaZ January 20, 2012

    Another legend left. Rest in peace R&B Dynamite.

    My condolences to her Family and friends.

  5. BEYONCE IS SATANIC January 20, 2012


  6. YOOSONDALOOSE January 20, 2012


  7. Those That Cannot Do, Stan January 20, 2012

    Christ…so sad.

    End of an Era, the greats slipping away…wow. Poor lady, God rest her soul and give bed family the peace it needs to overcome the loss.

  8. Ass January 20, 2012

    RIP to a true legend. You will be missed, but will live on by the fantasic music you left us.

  9. Bey Fan… January 20, 2012

    OH WOW…. One of the best. An icon….a legend…..a beautiful soul….RIP ETTA JAMES

  10. nathanjd January 20, 2012

    R.I.P. 🙁

  11. Ghetto Fab January 20, 2012

    R.I.P. to the ICONIC Miss Etta James!

    You can hear her voice on the biggest songs out right now. Avicii’s “Levels” and Flo Rida’s Good Feeling both sample her incredible voice.

    May she rest in peace with the rest of the Legends!

  12. Ghetto Fab January 20, 2012


    She was one of the greatest vocalists of all time!

  13. josh January 20, 2012

    Rest In Peace Etta.


    Tragic !!!

    She was already ill but probably was listening to FLOPonces version of At Last & it just did her in!!!

  15. TARA January 20, 2012


  16. Wizard January 20, 2012

    R.I.P etta Nd sum ppl have no respect

  17. BAA January 20, 2012

    Oh My Lord! This is such a sad time. A legend gone. She had such a voice! Groowing up, i didnt know to much about Etta but i knew At Last. I learned more about her n Cadillac Records and how Iconic she was. I once played At Last over and over again listening to that “Voice”. She will b missed. #R.I.P ETTA JAMES

  18. KAT DELUNA FAN January 20, 2012

    RIP -_-

  19. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) January 20, 2012

    That’s really sad…May her soul rest in peace. She has been ill for quite a long time, but I thought she was going to make it…

  20. TrucieB January 20, 2012

    so sad to hear. Breaks my heart but she’s a legend and she’ll continue to live on through her music and fans.

  21. Bey Fan… January 20, 2012

    I wish yall would take the Beyonce bashing to another post….geesh….for crying out aloud…

  22. linker nippel January 20, 2012

    R.I.P …… another Legend died … soo sad… <3

  23. @antertain January 20, 2012

    Bless her. Thats a lot to fight. Great vocals

  24. Dev January 20, 2012

    A real legend has died today.
    RIP Etta

  25. ME MYSELF AND I January 20, 2012

    lafronce I ain’t even gon lie, that was funny LOL.

    r.i.p. etta 🙁

  26. ummm_no! January 20, 2012

    “At last” was Etta’s signature..too bad she didn’t get to sing it for Obama..her royal hyinee ruined that experience for do you play someone in a movie and don’t meet them until the day the movie permiers on the red carpet..that’s why Etta said she wanted to kick flouncies a***~ Rest In Peace Ms James~

  27. King z January 20, 2012

    Death @ lacefronce

    I just died and me and etta are now duetting in Heaven

  28. ME MYSELF AND I January 20, 2012

    @ummm_no please go somewhere with that petty drama.. thanks.

  29. BAA January 20, 2012

    OMG! Someone has passed and these idiots are here talking about Beyonce…Damn! The Power of Beyonce! I guess Etta is up n heaven saying “i just cant win up against Beyonce”. “First Obama picked her to sing my song unstead of me and now Ive died and people are talking about Beyonce”! BEYONCE, BEYONCE, BEYONCE!

  30. IT’S ALL GOOD!!! January 20, 2012

    R.I.P. Another true talent gone TOO EARLY! 🙁

  31. B-ROCKANMOSTAN January 20, 2012

    RIP Etta James…. take your rest.

  32. LaLa January 20, 2012

    Awww so sad to hear this news! Rest in God’s hand Etta <3 & I hope they do some tribute to her at the Grammy.

  33. ummm_no! January 20, 2012

    umm..that’s not petty drama..its the truth..its so sad u can’t handle it~

  34. JER January 20, 2012

    One bad ass motherfucking b****! This b**** gonna be snatching wigs from the pearly gates long after your fave has 4lopped her way to strangerbitchville. I just know BeYAWNce stans are throwing shade, hoping from now on BIONCI will be remembered for singing “At Last” BITCHMTHEFUCKINGBITCHPLEASE

  35. Girrrl January 20, 2012

    I should have was going to take a wrong turn.

    RIP Efface James

    I’m so glad I enjoyed her music before she passed on.

    @phittedphilly no one cares about that video. Hang it up!

  36. riri January 21, 2012

    R…..I………..P x

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