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Etta James Passes Away at 73


Etta James passed away today at 73 years old. The "At Last" singer had been battling leukemia for years. Her friend and manager Lupe De Leon confirmed the news saying, "This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world. 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." Etta won four Grammys over her career, is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and was portrayed by Beyoncé Knowles in Cadillac Records. Etta's legendary career will always be remembered.

Source: WireImage
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