Sad news shook the music world today. Legendary diva Etta James passed away a few hours ago due to complications from Leukemia (January 20th). She would have turned 74 on Wednesday. Beyonce, who previously portrayed the late singer in the movie ‘Cadillac Records’ has now released a tributing statement. On that note, R.I.P. Ms Etta James. In a harsh unaccepting time, your struggles in life may have had an unfavourable impact on your career but it never affected your talent or the incredible music you blessed us with.
“This is a huge loss. Etta James was one of the greatest vocalists of our time. I am so fortunate to have met such a queen. Her musical contributions will last a lifetime. Playing Etta James taught me so much about myself, and singing her music inspired me to be a stronger artist. When she effortlessly opened her mouth, you could hear her pain and triumph. Her deeply emotional way of delivering a song told her story with no filter. She was fearless, and had guts. She will be missed” – Beyonce.