There is a silence in the music world today because of the loss of the legendary R&B/Soul singer Etta James. She died at the age of 73 due to complications with leukemia in Riverside, CA. This woman was responsible for sharing the gift of her voice with millions. Her classic songs “I’d Rather Go Blind,” “Fool That I Am,” and her signature hit “At Last” have been mainstays since the 1950s. Her timeless voice resonated with people of all colors, and continues to do so. Several Latino celebrities took to Twitter to pay homage to the singer and the beautiful legacy she left behind.
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An iconic figure, Etta James was very respected in the music community. Her work has garnered her six Grammy Awards, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame, and was even presented her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
@rosariodawson: "The great Etta James has left this earth... RIP Miss Peaches"
@VictoriaJustice: "Just posted something new on Tumblr in memory of the late, great Etta James...so sad."
@NayaRivera: "RIP to the legendary Etta James"
@MariahCarey: "Rest in peace to one of the world's most influential singers Etta James, you will be missed."
@therealfrancia: "Etta James :("
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@thekatvond: "Rest in peace, Etta James."
@jessicaalba: "Thank you Etta James for giving us all the gift of song. RIP"
@IamLuisGuzman: "R.I.P. ETTA...THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR SOUL IN OUR UNIVERSE..."
@KatDeLuna: "RIP Etta James. One of the greatest vocalists of our time. Thank you for your inspirational and iconic music."