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Celebrities React To Etta James' Death

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Jan 20, 2012 | 11:24am EST

etta jamesAs reported earlier today, the legendary singer Etta James died from leukemia this morning, and people all over the world are remembering the singer’s 73 years in different ways, including her fellow celebs. In fact, many have already taken the time to go on Twitter to pay tribute and mourn the iconic figure, praising James' work and all that she did for the music industry. She may have left us, but she'll never be forgotten. 

Jessica Alba: "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!"

Gabrielle Union: "We've lost another treasure...RIP ETTA JAMES"

Kelly Rowland: "CLASSIC. ONE OF A KIND. PURE SOUL. ETTA JAMES! Thank You for gracing us with your incredible talent & presence!"

Will.i.am: "Showing respect appreciation and love for all the wonderful music and joy #ettajames brought to the world...#ettajamesforever"

Kirstie Alley: "At last my love has come along..my lonely days are over….RIP Etta James"

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

Glee's Amber Riley: "RIP Etta James :( such a unique & beautiful voice"

Al Roker: "A true legend is gone."

Roseanne Barr: "Etta James was Janis Joplin's idol-and mine too"

Additionally, Beyoncé posted a special message on her website in honor of Etta James:

"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 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."

Rest in peace, Etta James. The world will never be the same.

Source: Beyonce, Twitter

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