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Singer Etta James Loses Her Battle With Leukemia At Age 73

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Singer Etta James has died from complications of leukemia at the age of 73, her manager announced Friday.

James, who was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, had dementia, a kidney deficiency and exhibited symptoms of organic brain syndrome.

James’ $1 million estate was recently at the center of a legal battle between family members.

Born Jamesetta Hawkins, Etta James hit her peak in the 1960s with such hits as “At Last,” “Tell Mama” and “Losers Weepers.” A Los Angeles native, she relocated to Riverside about 20 years ago.

She died at a Riverside-area hospital.

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