Etta James’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)


Death Date

January 20, 2012

Age of Death

73 years

Cause of Death



Blues Singer

The blues singer Etta James died at the age of 73 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Late blues singer who released the hits “At Last” and “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” and won multiple awards, like Best Traditional Blues Album.

She married Artis Mills in 1969 and they had two children together. She died of leukemia in January 2012.



“My mother always told me, even if a song has been done a thousand times, you can still bring something of your own to it. I’d like to think I did that.” (Etta James)


“I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture.” (Etta James)


“The only time that I am really truly happy – when I feel at my best – is when I’m on the stage.” (Etta James)


“When I’m performing for the people, I am me, then. I am that little girl who, when she was five years old, used to sing at church. Or I’m that 15-year-old young lady who wanted to be grown and wanted to sing and couldn’t wait to be smokin’ a cigarette, you know?” (Etta James)


“Long as I was riding in a big Cadillac and dressed nice and had plenty of food, that’s all I cared about.” (Etta James)