Knowing that something is coming still doesn’t make it any less sad when it happens. After an ongoing battle with leukemia, Etta James was diagnosed as terminally ill towards the end of last year. She was also suffering from dementia and multiple other health problems. It has now been confirmed that at 73 years of age, Etta James has passed away.
She was a in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, won six Grammys, influenced countless artists that came after her, and will be immortalized for—among other things—the creation of “At Last,” one of the greatest love songs of all time.
Rest In Peace, Etta James.