RIP Etta James: Celebrities Respond to the R&B Icon’s Death
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RIP Etta James: Celebrities Respond to the R&B Icon’s Death

Another brilliant luminary lost when Etta James passed away on Friday, January 20, 2012. So what are celebrities saying about one of the most soulful blues singer of all time? Read on to find out. And rest in peace, Etta.

"This is a huge loss. Etta James was one of the greatest vocalists of our time. I am so fortunate to have met such a queen. Her musical contributions will last a lifetime. Playing Etta James [in 'Cadillac Records'] taught me so much about myself, and singing her music inspired me to be a stronger artist. When she effortlessly opened her mouth, you could hear her pain and triumph. Her deeply emotional way of delivering a song told her story with no filter. She was fearless and had guts. She will be missed." - Beyonce

"Rest in peace to one of the world's most influential singers Etta James, you will be missed." - Mariah Carey

"RIP Etta James :( such a unique & beautiful voice" - Glee star Amber Riley

"Oh, Etta James.. the world wouldn't have been the same without you. #legend" - Eliza Dushku

"R.I.P Etta James. I'll keep playing your records over and over again, especially this song :)" - PLL star Shay Mitchell

"RIP Etta James. 'At Last' is one of my all time favorites and no one brought it like she did. Soulful voice." - DWTS Season 12 competitor Ralph Macchio

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

"Oh Etta, you live on in our hearts and leave us dreaming of a Sunday kind of love. Rest in peace." - The Vampire Diaries star Candice Accola

"The magic that is and will ever be has passed away. RIP Etta James. #soul" -Bones star David Boreanaz

“#DearEtta may you rest in peace." - Rihanna

"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

"Showing respect appreciation and love for all the wonderful music and joy #ettajames brought to the world...#ettajamesforever" -

""RIP EttaJames u r a legend and 1 of my all time favs -thank you for giving us all the gift of song -what a voice! thank you Etta James for giving us all the gift of song. RIP" - Jessica Alba

"At last my love has come lonely days are over….RIP Etta James" - DWTS Season 12 competitor Kirstie Alley

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01.21.2012 / 05:05 AM EDT by Wetpaint Staff
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