Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer-songwriter. Her style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as...Wikipedia
Age: 73 (age at death)
Born: 25th January, 1938, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 20th January, 2012, Riverside, California, USA
Height: 5' 3" (160 cm)
Claim to Fame: Her Single "At Last"
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Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
She received her first professional vocal training at the age of five years old, from James Earle Hines, musical director of the Echoes of Eden choir at St. Paul Baptist Church in Los Angeles.
Recalling his mother, R&B legend Etta James, and her final moments, son Donto James tells PEOPLE he's happy he and his brother, Sametto, got to hold her in their arms and say goodbye.
"It's been quite a day, Donto, 43, said Friday, the day Etta, 73, died from complications of leukemia, "but I'm very grateful. She basically passed in my arms, and I was able to share everything I needed to say to her, from praying to listing her accomplishments as a mother."
The goodbyes were delivered at a Riverside, Calif. hospital, where Etta James was... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 3 years ago
by: Graham "Gruhamed" Hartmann Yesterday
Iconic soul, gospel and R&B singer Etta James passed away today (Jan. 20) at the age of 72. James had been battling serious illness having first being diagnosed with dementia in 2008. She was hospitalized in 2010 after contracting MRSA and again in 2011 for leukemia. She passed away at the Riverside Community Hospital in California.
The legendary singer enjoyed continued success and critical acclaim for over 50 years. James had won six Grammy awards, with her songs 'At Last' and 'The Wallflower'... Read More
Posted by kitty1119 3 years ago
Etta James, the powerful blues voice behind the chart-topping 1961 evergreen "At Last," has died after a lengthy struggle with leukemia. She was 73.
Her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon, first confirmed the news to CNN. "This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world," De Leon said. "She was a true original who could sing it all – her music defied category. I worked with Etta for over 30 years. She was my friend and I will miss her always."
Because of her health concerns, James had curtailed her... Read More
Posted by Dawn_light93 3 years ago
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — "At Last" and "Tell Mama" blues singer Etta James, whose health has been fading in recent years, is now terminally ill, and her live-in doctor is asking for prayers.
Dr. Elaine James, who isn't related to the 73-year-old entertainer, tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/tVMtaN ) that the singer's chronic leukemia was declared incurable two weeks ago.
The doctor has cared for Etta James at the singer's Riverside, Calif., area home since March 2010.
Elaine James says she's spreading word of the... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 3 years ago
Singing legend Etta James has been secretly battling Alzheimer`s Disease for more than a year, her son has revealed. The 72-year-old R&B star was admitted to the Riverside Community Hospital in southern California a week ago, with a suspected urinary tract infection. At the time, Donto James revealed his mother had been treated earlier this year for a dependency on painkillers and over-the-counter medication. He now tells CNN the singer was diagnosed with Alzheimer`s over a year ago and has battled it in secret ever since. Donto, who plays in his mother`s band,... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 5 years ago
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