Fri, 20 Jan 2012 23:18:43 GMT | By James Hurley
Etta James dies aged 73

Etta James: 1938-2012

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On January 14, 2011, almost exactly a year before she passed away, it was announced that James had been diagnosed with leukemia. She was also suffering from dementia and Hepatitis C at the time of her death.

She leaves a husband, Artis Mills, and two sons, Donto and Sametto.