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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Fallen Star: Etta James January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012

It's been a long time since my last post. Work has definitely been keeping me busy. But I had to make some time tonight to write.

Even though it was announced last week, I had to make sure that I gave Etta James a feature on The Fashionisette. She is a singing legend and icon and she died on January 20, 2012 at the age of 73, due to complications from leukemia. She died just five days before her 74th birthday. Her real name was Jamesetta Hawkins and she was born in Los Angeles. She belted out classics such as Roll with me Henry, Something's Got a Hold on Me, and the wedding favorite, At Last (which no one can sing like Etta). She overcame a heroin addiction and went on to win six Grammy's and was voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her funeral was on January 28, 2012 in California, where Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera paid a musical tribute to the fallen star.

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