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Etta James RIP

Etta James at the River Rock Casino in Richmond photo

Etta James at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, BC, Jan 30, 2009. UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann / FILE PHOTO

Singer Etta James dies of leukemia at age 73

– photos courtesy UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann

R&B and Blues singer Etta James died today, Jan 20 2012, of leukemia. Our friend Heinz Ruckemann shared these photos he took of James performing at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, B.C., Jan 30, 2009.

Etta James at the River Rock Casino photo

Etta James. Photo courtesy UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann

Etta James in Richmond photo

UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann

Etta James performing live

UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann

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