At last Etta james is at peace. God Bless you, Ms. James.
Wiki: Early life and career: 1938–1959
Jamesetta Hawkins was born on January 25, 1938 in Los Angeles to Dorothy Hawkins, who was only fourteen at the time. Her father has never been identified but was rumored to be possibly white. James speculated that her father was the pool player, Rudolf “Minnesota Fats” Wanderone, and met him briefly in 1987. Due to her mother being often absent carrying on relationships with various men, James lived with a series of caregivers, most notably “Sarge” and “Mama” Lu. James called her mother “the Mystery Lady”. Etta died on January 20th 2012.
CNN) — Etta James, whose assertive, earthy voice lit up such hits as “The Wallflower,” “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” and the wedding favorite “At Last,” has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73.
She died from complications from leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by her side, De Leon said.
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