Etta James - best known for her hit song At Last amongst others - has died, at age 73.
The singer's health has been ailing the past few years battling with leukemia, dementia and Hepatitis C.
She died in a hospital in Riverside, California.
Her manager, Lupe De Leon, confirmed the news to CNN. "This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world," De Leon said. "She was a true original who could sing it all – her music defied category. I worked with Etta for over 30 years. She was my friend and I will miss her always."miami dolphins|vicki gunvalson|jacqueline kennedy|tom watson|jr martinez