Stars Who Lost Their Battle With Cancer

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Etta James

The blues and R&B trailblazer passed away on Jan. 20, 2012, after a long battle with chronic leukemia and reportedly also suffered from dementia and kidney failure. The “At Last” singer was 73.

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