Fontella Bass, best known for her hit 1965 song “Rescue Me,” passed away Wednesday, December 26, following a heart attack three weeks earlier. 

The 72-year-old singer, who passed away in a St. Louis, Missouri hospital, was suffering from complications related to the heart attack. Fontella had also had several strokes since 2005.

Our thoughts are with Fontella’s friends and family during this difficult time.

Source: TMZ