What they said! An all-star tribute to Etta James

Compiled by Wilfred Okiche

Tributes have began to pour in for R&B/soul singer Etta James who passed away Friday at the Riverside community hospital California after suffering from complications of leukemia. She was 73 years old.


‘’This is a huge loss. Etta James was one of the greatest vocalists of our time. Her musical contributions will last a lifetime.’’     Beyonce Knowles (played Etta in the movie, ‘Cadillac Records’)


‘’Etta James was one of the great soul singers of our generation, an American original! When Etta sung, you heard it.’’    Aretha Franklin


‘’RIP to the late and great Etta James. Your voice and your fight inspired me and many. I love that through recordings, people can live forever.’     Pink


When she sang, she had the gift to become the song, the pain, the love, the glory. RIP Etta James’’     MC Hammer


“RIP Etta James u r (sic) a legend and 1 of my all time favs -thank you for giving us all the gift of song -what a voice!”      Jessica Alba


“CLASSIC. ONE OF A KIND. PURE SOUL. ETTA JAMES! Thank You for gracing us with your incredible talent & presence!”     Kelly Rowland


“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”     Jessie J


May her soul rest in peace.



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