In 2008, Beyonce gave one of her most important performances to date, starring in Cadillac Records as the iconic Etta James. Today, Bey has a heavy heart but words of praise for the woman she portrayed, who sadly passed away today.
On her website (as she still resting from giving birth to baby Blue Ivy), she posted sweet words of tribute to the eternally great Etta James," who died today due to complications with her leukemia.
"This is a huge loss. Etta James was one of the greatest vocalists of our time. I am so fortunate to have met such a queen. Her musical contributions will last a lifetime."
They surely will!
Her passing is felt by all, but more by those who were really inspired by her talent and music in their day-to-day routines. We know that she holds a very dear place in Beyonce's heart and we hope she carries on her spirit with her own music.
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