US soul singer Etta James, best known for the songs At Last and I’d Rather Go Blind, has died aged 73.
ABC News reports:
Blues singer Etta James, who is most famous for the hit song “At Last,” has died from complications of leukemia, her friend and manager Lupe De Leon confirmed. She had been diagnosed with chronic leukemia in January 2011.
James died this morning at Riverside Community Hospital with her husband and two sons by her side, De Leon said.
Court records show the 73-year-old entertainer also suffered from dementia and kidney failure. She had been under the 24-hour care of Dr. Elaine James, who is unrelated.
James was born in Los Angeles to a 14-year-old mother and an unknown father. She was brought up by a series of caregivers and began taking vocal lessons at the age of five through her local Baptist church.
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