Singer Etta James Dies at 73

Singer Etta James has died at 73:

JamesShe died from complications from leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by her side, De Leon said.

She was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, and also suffered from dementia and hepatitis C. James died at a hospital in Riverside, California. She would have turned 74 Wednesday.

" 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.

Watch James perform her iconic classic "At Last", AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted January 20, 2012 at 11:52am ETC by Andy Towle
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