Several fellow artists and celebrities are reacting to the news that Etta James passed away in Southern California’s Riverside Community Hospital from complications of leukemia. The soul legend was 73. “This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world,” Etta’s manager Lupe De Leon said announcing the sad news. Among those who expressed their condolences on Twitter:
Deborah Cox (@Deborah_Cox): So sad. Amazing legacy. #RIP RT @gerardbush: Etta James passed away today.RIP to one of the greats.
Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH): RIP Etta James
Shay Mitchell (@shaymitch): R.I.P Etta James. I’ll keep playing your records over and over again, especially this song :) youtube.com/watch?v=_1uunRdQ61M
Duff McKagan (@DuffMcKagan): RIP Etta James. A WARRIOR of a woman. A talent without equal.
Keri Hilson (@KeriHilson): Rest In Peace, Etta James.
Nathan Followill (@doctorfollowill): RIP Etta James. One of the greatest voices of all time. Thanks for the many romantic moments your music created.
Ashley Parker Angel (@ParkerAngel): RIP Etta James – one of the greatest female singers of all time. Thank you for your gift to the world. usat.ly/zqrL0S
JoJo (@JoJoistheway): Wow wow wow. We lost a legend today. #RIPETTAJAMES … she is one of the reasons I sing today. Major major inspiration. Peace be with you.
Marie Digby (@mariedigby): What a huge loss today in the music world…Etta James you will be so missed ??
Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum): RIP the beautiful Etta James RT @nytimes NYT NEWS ALERT: Singer Etta James Has Died
Eric Hutchinson (@EricHutchinson): Sad to hear Etta James has passed away. Huge fan of her and that voice. Listening to the “At Last” album in her honor.
Jessie J (@jessiejofficial): Just been told the legend that is Etta James has passed. Thank you for your voice your dedication to us and your gift. Your voice is timeless and will forever live on. I will always look to you for inspiration. R.I.P <3 Greta Van Susteren (@gretawire): #EttaJames was great! download the song #AtLast Christina Perri (@christinaperri): Etta James, I hope you're resting your sweet singing soul in peace. thank you for everything you gave us.