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Etta James (1938 - 2012) Singer. She was born Jamesetta Hawkins. Winner of six Grammy awards and the Grammy Lifetime achievement award. She has two songs in the Grammy Hall of Fame, "At Last" and "The Wall Flower." In addition she was voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

from OregonLive.com

Report: Isaac Hayes likely died of stroke

Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 August 10, 2008) was a black American songwriter, musician, singer, actor, and voice actor. Hayes was one of the creative influences behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a record producer. The hit song "Soul Man" has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame.

from Mail Online

Prince was treated for an overdose six days before he was found dead

He won seven Grammy awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004

from Us Weekly

Earth, Wind & Fire Cofounder Maurice White Dead at 74

Maurice White Dead: Earth, Wind & Fire Cofounder Dies at 74 - Us Weekly

from PEOPLE.com

Prince: His Life in Pictures

PRINCE ~ The Purple One was born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958. Over the course of his career, he won seven Grammys, an Academy Award, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and changed the music industry completely. ~~ Prince Dies: His Life in Pictures : People.com

Stevie Ray Vaughn 10/3/54~8/27/90.....DIED AT THE AGE OF 35 BECAUSE HE WAS KILLED IN A HELICOPTER CRASH........SO SAD THAT HE WAS GONE BEFORE HIS TIME.

Dottie West (Oct. 11, 1932 – Sept. 4, 1991) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Along with her friends and co-recording artists Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, she is considered one of the genre's most influential and groundbreaking female artists. Her career started in the early 1960s, with her Top 10 hit, "Here Comes My Baby Back Again," which won her the first Grammy Award in 1965. She died from injuries sustained in an auto accident on the way to perform at the Grand Ole…