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Blues Legend Etta James Gravely Ill January 14, 2011

Posted by David W. King in Blues, Female Blues Performers, Female Blues Vocalists, Obituary.

Sad news that singer legendary blues singer, ETTA JAMES is undergoing treatment for leukemia and has been diagnosed with dementia. Details of James’s conditions were revealed when her husband Artis Mills asked a California court to permit him to take control of her finances; more than $1M of her money.

In Mills’ paperwork to the court, he has stated that Ms James can no longer sign her own name and needs help eating, dressing and with ablutions. His request will be heard in court today, January 14, 2011.

James won four Grammy awards and 17 Blues Music awards in her over 40 year music career and is best known to most for her 1961 hit At Last.


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