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Fontella Bass, who became famous for her hit song "Rescue Me," died on Dec. 27 in Missouri. She was 72.

‘Rescue Me’ Singer Fontella Bass Dies At 72

Fontella Bass, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with “Rescue Me” in 1965, has died. She was 72.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/27/2012

Singer/songwriter Teena Marie has died at the age of 54. (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

R&B Singer Teena Marie Dead At 54

Award-winning R&B singer and songwriter Teena Marie, most known for the 1984 hit “Lovergirl,” has died.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/26/2010

November 21, 2008 -- US soul music pioneer Solomon Burke performs on stage in the southern German city of Stuttgart. (Michael Latz/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Cry To Me’: Legendary Soul Singer Solomon Burke Dies

Dubbed one of the best soul singers of all time, Solomon Burke died early Sunday at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport at age 70.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/10/2010