By Stephanie McKinny
Noooooooo!!! Damn it, damn it, damn it! What the hell is going on here?! I swear, all my favorite stars are deciding to kick the bucket at the same time. I think I’m most sad about this one: amazing songstress and all-around fricken’ legend, Etta James, is reportedly extremely sick and on her deathbed. Ugh. If you’re anything like me, you may be asking “what the hell, I thought she was just beefin’ with Beyoncé a couple of years ago?” Well, you’d be right, but it turns out that Ms. James has been ill since January of last year. Her husband reports that she is suffering from dementia and leukemia. Insane. Somehow, you just never think your favorite entertainers who have been around, for what seems like forever, can fall ill. So sad. What makes the whole thing even worse is that there’s a legal battle brewing over the iconic singer’s assets. Her husband of more than forty years has filed a court order to transfer more than $1 million of Etta’s assets into a joint account because she reportedly can’t handle her own finances any longer. He is also seeking to remove power of attorney from Etta’s two sons. This obviously set off a shit-storm, and if you want my opinion – of course you do – her husband’s hasty and rash decisions are a little suspect. I mean, the woman isn’t even dead yet! She’s a f***ing legend; have some damn respect. I can remember being an angry pissed-at-the-world teenager, locking myself in my room and belting out classic tunes by Tammy Wynette, The Beatles and of course, Miss Etta James. Crazy. She will be sorely missed.