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Friday, December 16, 2011

Etta James

Two weeks ago, the blues singer's fight with leukemia was declared incurable and those close to the singer are requesting that her fans send up prayers. Instead of placing the celebrated singer into a hospice, she resting with a live-in doctor at her bedside. According to online reports:
"EW has confirmed that iconic soul singer Etta James’s health has taken a turn for the worst. It’s been a year of medical hardship for 73-year-old James. According to Lupe De Leon, her manager of 30 years, “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."
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