Soul Legend Etta James dies aged 73 | News

The legendary singer Etta James has been pronounced dead today by her friend and manager Lupe De Leon aged 73. The soul music great reportedly died from complications caused by leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills and sons by her side at a hospital in Riverside, California.

De Leon stated “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.”

The singer would have turned 74 on Wednesday January 25th. Rest In Power Etta.