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Etta James (a.k.a Jamesetta Hawkins, a.k.a. Miss Peaches, a.k.a. The he Matriarch of R&B) died of complications related to leukemia at the Riverside Community Hospital on January 20, 2012. She had been diagnosed with the disease in early 2011.

Etta James had received numerous awards throughout her career, including six Grammy Awards, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1993), the Rockabilly Hall of Fame (2001), and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2003).

Etta James was 73 years old when she died.

The Obamas slow-danced to James' signature song, "At Last," during one of their inaugural balls on January 21, 2009.

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