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Etta James Dies: Stars React on Twitter

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Today, Jan. 20, news broke that blue and R&B icon Etta James had died at the age of 73. The legendary songstress, who is responsible for hits such as 'At Last' and 'Tell Mama,' passed away after struggling with leukemia and other health complications over the past few years. James left an indelible mark on music with her trademark vocals and soulfulness, and other artists that she impacted throughout her life immediately began to post mournful messages on their Twitter accounts., Jessie J, Hayley Williams of Paramore, Rachel Crow of 'X Factor,' and Harry Shum Jr. of 'Glee' all spoke about the passing of Miss Peaches and how much the vocal powerhouse will be missed — read their tweets plus more below.


Hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams): #EttaJames, I will be forever grateful for your voice and your soul. Rest in peace.


Rachel Crow (@iamrachelcrow): I'm very sad about Etta James my thoughts and prayers go out to her family


JoJo (@JoJoistheway): Wow wow wow. We lost a legend today. #RIPETTAJAMES ... she is one of the reasons I sing today. Major major inspiration. Peace be with you.


nathan followill (@doctorfollowill): RIP Etta James. One of the greatest voices of all time. Thanks for the many romantic moments your music created.


Harry Shum Jr (@iharryshum): "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


Keri Hilson (@KeriHilson): Rest In Peace, Etta James.


MC HAMMER (@MCHammer): When she sang she had the Gift to become "The Song",the pain, the love, the Glory. #RIPEtta James

16464b6fc70789efe33eadd4b79696b8_normal6 (@iamwill): Showing respect appreciation and love for all the wonderful music and joy #ettajames brought to the world...#ettajamesforever


Team @JessieJ 2013 (@jessiejofficial): Just been told the legend that is Etta James has passed. Thank you for your voice your dedication to us and your gift. Your voice is timeless and will forever live on. I will always look to you for inspiration. R.I.P <3


FLO RIDA (@official_flo): I'm deeply saddened by the passing of the Great Etta James and I will be forever grateful for the gift she Blessed me with.


Estelle (@EstelleDarlings): #np if I cant have you Etta James.


OneRepublic (@OneRepublic): R.I.P Etta James. 1938-2012


KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND): CLASSIC. ONE OF A KIND. PURE SOUL. ETTA JAMES! Thank You for gracing us with your incredible talent & presence!


Rihanna (@rihanna): #DearEtta may you rest in peace.


christina perri (@christinaperri): etta james, i hope youre resting your sweet singing soul in peace. thank you for everything you gave us.


Adam Lambert (@adamlambert): RIP Etta


Drew Ryniewicz (@drewryniewicz): #DearEtta you inspired me from the time I was little. Rest in peace doll.


Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey): Rest in peace to one of the world's most influential singers Etta James, you will be missed.


P!nk (@Pink): 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


Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE): Thank you Etta James for sharing your incredible gift with all of us


(@shebop_aka_cyn): Omg, we lost Etta James today. May she rest in peace and thank you Etta for all the wonderful singing you left behind for us. I'll miss her


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