Etta James has died at the age of 73, confirms her longtime manager, Lupe De Leon, reports CNN.

The singing legend, famous for songs like "Something's Got a Hold on Me" and of course, "At Last," has died of leukemia.

"This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world," Lupe said. "She was a true original who could sing it all — her music defied category. I worked with Etta for over 30 years. She was my friend and I will miss her always."

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Etta had stepped back from the music business after being hospitalized in January 2010 for many ailments including a blood infection. And then in May 2011, she was again hospitalized for multiple infections.

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Etta was a powerhouse in the music industry and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

Her last album, The Dreamer, was released on November 8. But just a month later, it was revealed that she had a terminal leukemia, as well as dementia and Hepatits C. 

Etta will be missed.

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