She started her career in music in 1954 with the release of "At Last", "Tell Mama","The Wallflower" and so on. Her loss was one felt by all who admired her, and although things seemed rough between her family, she died with her husband and sons by her side. At some point, she and a group of friends created a band called "The Peaches" and were noticed by the infamous Johnny Otis, who took an interest in the girls. All rights reserved. She faced many personal problems including drug addiction for which she was sent to rehabilitation center and prison too.

Talking about her personal life, she was once married.

She can no longer sign her name and needs help with feeding, dressing and hygiene.

Judge okays transfer of $60,000 from singer's personal accounts to her husband to help pay for her medical expenses.

Etta James was a gospel prodigy. The family of singer Etta James has taken its dispute over financing her medical care to court. EMAIL ME. Together they were parents of two sons. He faced 10 years imprisonment after he was found in possession of drug along with Etta. The talented Etta started her career from an early age when she sang in the church. Portrait of African American singer Etta James, taken in Los Angeles, circa 1995. | Photo: Getty Images.

At a court hearing Friday, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Thomas H. Cahramen gave the okay to release $60,000 to Mills for James' care. However, in her later years, she battled with several illnesses such as dementia, kidney infection, and a blood infection that left her inactive. Talking about her personal life, she was once married.

On January 20, 2012, five days before her 74th birthday, Etta passed away from complications of Leukemia. Her husband, Artis Mills, seeks access to more than $1 million of her money which he says will be used to cover medical expenses. Donto James says he does not object to his mother's money being used to cover medical expenses but he wants a third party, not Mills, to administer the funds. Privacy |

She was born to single mother Dorothy Hawkins who was just 14 years old when she gave birth to her. In 1950 she was discovered by Johnny Otis. She was also inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 1993 and was portrayed by Beyoncé in the movie, "Cadillac Records.

An American singer who released the popular hits like "Something's Got a Hold on Me" and "At Last" and has won multiple awards, like Best Traditional Blues Album.

In 2003 he played bass guitar circa while performing alongside his mother. During her career she received six Grammy Awards. Throughout her career, she won multiple awards and was even a six-time Grammy Award Winner. We and other data collection technologies to provide the best experience for our customers. In 1993 she was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. ", Etta James performing at club BB KINGS in New York City on May 11, 2009. He still remained her husband when she died in 2012.

She died at the age of 74 due to leukemia.

He is the eldest son of the family. FACEBOOK | Photo: Getty Images.

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