Etta James Has Passed Away

January 20, 2012 / Posted by:

As you go to iTunes to play “I’d Rather Go Blind” on repeat, legendary icon Etta James is flying up to heaven at the age of 73. Etta’s manager Lupe De Leon (that’s a really hot name) gave the sad news to CNN and added that she was surrounded by her husband and sons as she died in a hospital in Riverside, CA. Etta was diagnosed with Leukemia in 20120 and she also suffered from dementia and hepatitis C. Etta was days away from turning 74. Lupe De Leon (seriously, that’s a hot name) said this to CNN about Etta:

” This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world. I worked with Etta for over 30 years. She was my friend and I will miss her always.”

Etta, of course, is well known for “At Last,” but you really haven’t lived until you’ve watched a seasoned chola groove against her steering wheel when K-Earth 101 plays “All I Could Do Was Cry.”

Rest in peace, Etta. Your legendary voice will be heard forever and your legendary beauty legacy will live on through cholas who will try to emulate one of your best looks by pairing their Sharpie brows with a white blond dandelion puff. I can already see you saying “You tried” to them as you look down form heaven.

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