Digital News Report – Blues singer, Etta James passed away from complications related to leukemia this Friday morning at a hospital in Riverside, California . James was 73 years old. Etta James was famous for the 1961 recording of the song ‘At Last.’
James’ career spans from the 1950’s. She was elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. Beyonce played Etta James in a loosely based biographical film, ‘Cadillac Record.’
James had struggled with her weight and underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2002, because as she said in a Rolling Stone interview, she thought she was going to die of a heart attack from all the extra weight.
Here stage name came from her first name, Jamesetta. She was born in Los Angeles on January 25, 1938, her mother was only 14 years old. She leaves behind her spouse and two children.
By: Robert Williams