Blues, Jazz, R& B legend Etta James has passed away. She was 73. According to her longtime manager and friend, Lupe De Leon, Etta James “died from complications from leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by her side.” Etta James was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. She also suffered from hepatitis C and dementia. James passed away at a hospital in Riverside, California.