Minutes after news of Etta James‘ passing hit the ‘net, celebrites took to Twitter to mourn the legend’s death today (Jan. 20). Artists like Mariah Carey to P!nk, expressed their deep sorrow and reflected on the life and legacy of Etta James. Here’s a round-up of singers’, rockers’ and rappers’ tweets about the 73 year-old soul singer’s death. Be sure to follow @ Billboard for all of our coverage.
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|@Pink : RIP to the late and great Etta James. Your voice and your fight inspired me and many. I love that through recordings,people can live forever|
|@ChakaKhan: Rest in peace Etta James. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.|
| @MariahCarey: Rest in peace to one of the world’s most influential singers Etta James, you will be missed.
|@KELLYROWLAND: CLASSIC. ONE OF A KIND. PURE SOUL.ETTA JAMES! Thank You for gracing us with your incredible talent & presence!|
| @KeriHilson: Rest In Peace, Etta James.
|@bryanadams: Etta James…one of the best voices of all time…RIP|
|@jessiejofficial: Just been told the legend that is Etta James has passed. Thank you for your voice your dedication (cont) tl.gd/femikm|
|@nilerodgers: When I was a kid, I remember walking all the way to Flash Record Shop in LA to buy a 45 rpm single by Etta James RIP.|
|@doctorfollowill: RIP Etta James. One of the greatest voices of all time. Thanks for the many romantic moments your music created.|
|@leannrimes RIP to the wonderfully soulful Etta James. You will always be in our heart & on our radios. What a voice, a sad loss.|
|@ThisIsRobThomas: song of the day: AT LAST – ETTA JAMES (R.I.P.)|
|@NikkiSixx: RIP Etta James.Your music soothed and ignited passion in so many of us.|
|@DJCLUE: RIP The Lovely Etta James..you’ll be missed|
|@SteveWinwood : Etta James… You’ll be missed.|
|@ItsMystikal: People sayin they know Etta James Bc of Beyonce. But don’t realize you know Beyonce Bc of Etta James. She paved the way for so many. #RIP|
|@DuffMcKagan: RIP Etta James. A WARRIOR of a woman. A talent without equal.|
|@Slash: Deeply saddened by the loss of Etta James, a true legend in our time. RIP.|
|@mikasounds : Rest in peace Etta James, one of the last of a great era for singers, the like of which we will never see again|
|@peterframpton: Etta James Your voice will always be with us and what a voice it is. RIP|
|@DonaldGlover: rest in peace Etta James|
|@iamrachelcrow:I’m very sad about Etta James my thoughts and prayers go out to her family|