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Legendary blues singer Etta James dies

Pioneering US blues singer Etta James, who flitted effortlessly from jazz, pop and love ballads to feisty R&B and who plunged into drug addiction before resurrecting her career to win six Grammys, died today from leukemia. She was 73.

music Updated: Jan 20, 2012 23:08 IST
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Pioneering US blues singer Etta James, who flitted effortlessly from jazz, pop and love ballads to feisty R&B and who plunged into drug addiction before resurrecting her career to win six Grammys, died on Friday from leukemia, her manager said. She was 73.

"Her music defied category. I worked with Etta for over 30 years. She was my friend and I will miss her always," Lupe De Leon said in a statement, adding that the soulful singer, best known for her 1960 hit At Last, died at a hospital in Riverside, California.

First Published: Jan 20, 2012 22:37 IST