Etta James' Death: Hollywood Remembers the Legendary Singer

11:45 AM PST 01/20/2012 by Erin Carlson
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Boldfaced names from Will.i.am to Kirstie Alley pay tribute to the late soul singer on Twitter.

Hollywood is mourning the loss of Etta James, who died Friday at the age of 73 after suffering from leukemia.

The Grammy-winning "At Last" singer had been declared terminally ill two weeks before her death; in 2009, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and had been hospitalized in 2010 because of a dangerous staph infection and hospitalized again in May with a blood infection.

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Tweets from entertainment-industry stars began flowing upon the news. Here's a sampling:

Will.i.am: "Showing respect appreciation and love for all the wonderful music and joy #ettajames brought to the world...#ettajamesforever."

Emmy Rossum: "RIP the beautiful Etta James."

Glee's Harry Shum Jr.: "'At Last' is and always will be in my playlist for songs I can hear a million times and feel like it was new again. R.I.P. Etta James."

Shum's Fox co-star Amber Riley: "RIP Etta James :( such a unique & beautiful voice."

Kirstie Alley: At last my love has come along..my lonely days are over....RIP Etta James

Holly Robinson Peete: "RIP legendary diva Etta James ... Rest with angels Etta. Well done."

Taylor Hicks: "RIP Etta James. What a talent. She was a true non conformist in music and that's what legends are made of. #tellmama."

Denise Richards: "so sad to hear Etta James passed away.....my heart goes out to her loved ones."

Paramore's Haley Williams: "I will be forever grateful for your voice and your soul. Rest in peace."

MC Hammer: "When she sang she had the Gift to become 'The Song,' the pain, the love, the Glory."

Gabrielle Union: "We've lost another treasure."

Tamera Mowry-Housely: "At last was and will remain ICONIC."

Adam Lambert: "RIP Etta."

 

 

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