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Etta James. the legendary singer of “At Last” and “Tell Mama,” is dying from leukemia. Her family has issued a statement asking for prayers. Etta has been ill for some time. But now they say she’s terminal. According to Lupe De Leon,  her manager of 30 years, via Entertainment Weekly, “Etta has a terminal illness. She’s in the final stages of leukemia. She has also been diagnosed with dementia and Hepatitis C. She’s in a home right now and mostly sleeps. She is under the care of a live-in doctor from Riverside Community Hospital and two others who have placed her on oxygen. Her husband is with her 24 hours a day, and her sons visit regularly. We’re all very sad. We’re just waiting.” We’re sending our prayers.

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  1. 2011 has been a year of loss, will be glad to see it go.
    Etta James; that slow glissando up to the word ‘last’, the 60’s dancing to Etta James. Hoping our love would come along. For many of us it did. The lonely nights were over.
    Thank you, Etta.

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