With the death of Etta James last week, many stars have come out and expressed their grief over the legendary singer through Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and however else they could. Although Adele is still nursing her vocal cords from surgery this past November, she took some time to say a few words about Etta on her blog.

“What a lady Etta James was. She was the ultimate original. Her voice was breath taking and her songs are reflections we all recognise in some way or another. Its an honour every time I hear her voice. I saw her at BB Kings in New York a few years ago, and it was something I will remember forever. Thank you to Etta James. And i send all my love to her family and friends xxxx”

[via Adele]