The feisty, and outspoken diva known as Etta James has been called home. The soulful RnB singer who made 'At Last' a classic has died on Jan. 20, 2012. She was 73; after years of battling leukemia and dementia.
Over her 50-year career, she's won six Grammy Awards, 17 Blues Music Awards, and she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. Not to mention, she won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
I'm a huge fan of Etta James, and the ironic thing is my mom brought home one her greatest hit albums not even two weeks ago, and I been having these moments where I'll go hours playing her album, straight through. My favorite song by her, and probably a lot of others, 'I'd Rather Go Blind."
Her voice was so soulful, and so powerful, it's so sad to see such an iconic figure leave us, but at least we know she won't be suffering anymore.