Etta James hospitalized *UPDATE* Passed away at 73

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  1. daisy.faithfull

    daisy.faithfull RIP Joey, Summer, Gianni & Joey Jr.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110513/people_nm/us_ettajames_1

    I just saw this. I hope that she's going to be okay! I'm glad that jury selection is over for the day because I'm going to put some of her music on.


    I'd Rather Go Blind
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YApNirMC9gM"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YApNirMC9gM[/ame]

    At Last, Introduced by Wolfman Jack (pretty cool huh?)
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goz07feA54Y&feature=related"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goz07feA54Y&feature=related[/ame]

    But this one sounds better:
    At Last
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADDigK8LwyE&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=AVGxdCwVVULXdRJV_Wjy9JtrjpCng2S1IS"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADDigK8LwyE&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=AVGxdCwVVULXdRJV_Wjy9JtrjpCng2S1IS[/ame]
     
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  3. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you for starting this thread, Daisy. I felt like I had been kicked in the gut when I heard this news today. Just stood there for a moment and let out one of those long, hard sighs, kwim.
    Here are a couple of my favorites.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMjaVkxnLpg&feature=related[/ame]


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzibSiJv8hc[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_i-AI61PEo&playnext=1&list=PL3203D4ED4E9C6F1A[/ame]

    Praying for you, Etta.
     
  4. daisy.faithfull

    daisy.faithfull RIP Joey, Summer, Gianni & Joey Jr.

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    I'm going to keep on checking for updates. She really is one of the best, a survivor too!

    I hate to say this, but I found out that she was diagnosed with leukemia in january.

    There really has been a resurgence of the blues and many of the artists give nods to the greats. That's cool but the nods are mostly to male blues artist. Very rarely to the women of blues. I think its a crime. Can you imagine music without her? I can't imagine the soundtrack of my life without her.

    I've been talking to the angels all day and I'm going to be doing it some more!

    Thank you for posting, I'd been checking back and not seeing anything. People really don't know what they're missing out on. Its feels good to see that other people appreciate her to!
     
  5. Quiche

    Quiche New Member

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    Oh no!!! I love Etta, I've seen her many times-- I'll pray for her recovery. :(
     
  6. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Poor Etta. It seems like she could never get any peace. Now her son and husband are fighting over her Estate. Lord, please allow this talented woman to experience some peace.


    The first time I heard Etta sing "I'd Rather Go Blind" live I felt like "Yeah this is it. This is heartache and deception and insecurity coming through a microphone on the wings of a hurt and decepted woman just for us". Man, anyone that could put that down on vinyl as well is a true great.

    Prayers for Miss Etta now and always.
     
  7. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfNLspDL3ns&feature=related[/ame]

    Love this. Prayers for Etta.
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    Praying for this beautiful talent. She is an icon I have loved for many years. Bless you Etta.
     
  9. Quiche

    Quiche New Member

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    Thinking of her today... this is one of my favs.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHqr4PhiaWo&feature=related[/ame]
     
  10. Quiche

    Quiche New Member

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    No news is good news, hang on Etta...


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whCEw7JGfYI&feature=related"]YouTube - ‪Etta James - if you want me to stay‬‏[/ame]
     
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    Prayers for Ms Etta James...what a beautiful gift she shared with us all.
     
  12. MaryLiz

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    Prayers for Etta James. She has always been a favorite of mine.

    This has nothing to do with her illness, but I STILL think she should have been chosen to sing "At Last" at the Inaugural Ball for the Obama's first dance instead of Beyonce! What a slap in the face that was to Ms. James.
     
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    Etta James is alive, son says, despite Twitter, Internet reports
    August 4, 2011

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/08/etta-james.html?track=icymi

    >>>snip

    Etta James is not dead, her son said Thursday, contrary to a flurry of Twitter and Internet reports that stated that the great blues and R&B singer had passed away.

    “She’s fine. I just saw her last night and she was fine," said son Donto James.

    The 73-year-old singer remains seriously ill and is being cared for at her suburban Riverside home.
    James has been diagnosed with dementia and is undergoing treatment for leukemia; she has been in and out of the hospital over the past two years.


    (article continues)

    <<<snip

    There's a great picture of Etta James at the link...
     
  14. Quiche

    Quiche New Member

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    Ahhh, I hope she's not suffering. Stay strong, Etta!
     
  15. waltzingmatilda

    waltzingmatilda Verified Insider-Roy Moore

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    Prayers for Etta! I love her music and am going to put in one of her cds right now. It saddens me that her family is in a dispute during this difficult time in her life. Why can't people just get along?

    wm
     
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    Jacie Estes Medical Marijuana Advocate

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    Grew up hearing Etta. Prayers for her. Wonderful talent and she put so much music out for us to enjoy. Absolutely love her.
     
  18. Quiche

    Quiche New Member

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    Oh, sounds like the "blood infection" was leukemia-- this hospital stay is probably her last stop. Bless you, Miss Etta, may you rest easy and go without any further pain. :cry:
     
  19. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Terminally ill Etta James taken off respirator and discharged from hospital to rest at home
    By Daily Mail Reporter

    Last updated at 11:13 PM on 6th January 2012

    Soul singer Etta James, who is terminally ill and suffering from leukemia, was released from a California hospital today and is at home resting, her business manager has announced.

    Lupe De Leon said the 73-year-old singer was taken to her home in Riverside, California, east of Los Angeles, and is there with her husband and doctor.

    'We all think it's best for her to be at home,' said De Leon...

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/usshowbi...irator-discharged-hospital.html#ixzz1imyqRNnN
     
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    Quiche New Member

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    God bless her...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADDigK8LwyE"]Etta James - At Last - YouTube[/ame]
     
  21. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Singing legend Etta James dies at 73
    more at link above
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YApNirMC9gM"]etta james I&#39;d Rather Go Blind - YouTube[/ame]
     

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