Etta James Funeral Planned for Saturday; Public Viewing Held Today

(AllHipHop News) Fans of singing legend Etta James will have an opportunity to mourn the late singer today (January 27) during a public viewing.

The viewing will be held in the Los Angeles, California, area in Inglewood. A private funeral for James is scheduled for Saturday (January 28) in Gardena, also located in the Los Angeles area. The Rev. Al Sharpton will be on hand to deliver the eulogy.

News of the funeral comes after James died last Friday (January 22) following a struggle with various health issues, including leukemia and dementia. She was 73.


James is best known for her influential singing voice and recording of the song “At Last.” Since her death, sales of the vocalist’s music has surged, with her overall catalog of albums selling 30,000 copies for the week ending Sunday, January 22, a 378 percent increase over the previous week, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In addition, James’ 1997 greatest hits collection, Her Best, debuted on Billboard 200 at No. 59. “At Last” re-entered the Billboard Digital Songs chart at No. 29 with 63,000 downloads.

The family of Etta James requests that any donations be sent to the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in Philadelphia.

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