Etta James has died

Etta James, whose assertive, earthy voice lit up our office (and a visit to the Hard Rock Café in New Orleans about ten years ago) with such hits as "The Wallflower," "Something’s Got a Hold on Me" and the wedding favorite "At Last," has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73. She died from complications from leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by her side, De Leon said.