1. Fontella Bass, 'Rescue Me' Singer, Dies at 72

    December 27, 2012 12:20 PM EST Fontella Bass, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with "Rescue Me" in 1965, has died. The singer's daughter, Neuka Mitchell, says Bass died at a St. Louis hospice Wednesday night of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago. She…

  2. R&B/Gospel Singer David Peaston Dies At 54

    February 02, 2012 5:05 PM EST It's been an unfortunate week for R&B and soul. Yesterday (Wed., Feb. 1) -- on the same day as "Soul Train" founder Don Cornelius' death -- R&B/gospel singer, David Peaston , died at 54 years old. Peaston's cause of death is inconclusive, according to St.…