Beyonce Pays Homage to Etta James
After today's news of Etta James passing away, Beyonce has come out to pay tribute to the legendary singer.
The R&B star, who famously portrayed James in the movie Cadillac Records, shared a heartfelt message on her website acknowledging the death of the famed recording artist.
"This is a huge loss," the singer said in a statement. "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."
The At Last singer died Friday morning at 73 from complications of leukemia.