Etta James 1938 - 2012
Superstar Etta James has passed away at the age of 73. James was hospitalized in January 2010 to treat an infection caused by MRSA. She was diagnosed with leukemia in early 2011. The illness became terminal and she died on January 20, 2012, just five days before her 74th birthday, at Riverside Community Hospital in Riverside, California.