Etta James, the legendary blues and soul singer, lost her battle with leukemia today, passing away at the age of 73, reports CNN.
She was best known for her 1961 hit song, “At Last,” which earned her a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
“This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world,” said longtime manager Lupe De Leon, who confirmed the news to CNN. “She was a true original who could sing it all – her music defied category. I worked with Etta for over 30 years. She was my friend and I will miss her always.”