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R&B singer Vesta Williams found dead at 53

EL SEGUNDO, California (AP) Big-voiced R&B diva Vesta Williams, perhaps best-known for her 1980s hits "Don't Blow A Good Thing" and "Congratulations," has been found dead of a possible drug overdose in a Southern California hotel room. She was 53.


Los Angeles County coroner's Capt. John Kades says Williams was found dead at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in an El Segundo hotel room. An autopsy will determine the cause of death, but Kades says "this could be a drug overdose."


Born Mary Vesta Williams in Coshocton, Ohio, on Dec. 1, 1957, she had hits with "Once Bitten Twice Shy," ''Sweet, Sweet Love" and the torch song "Congratulations," where she emotionally bids goodbye to her ex, about to marry someone else, on his wedding day.


Williams also appeared in movies and on television.
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R.I.P Vesta

Oh my.

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RIP Vesta.

i miss that brand of Soul.

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yeah , i saw this when Shanice twitted it RIP Vesta

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Oh, sad. So young still.
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Is it true that she had a relationship with Bruce Willis and wrote the song congratulations after he left her for Demi.......?

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Is it true that she had a relationship with Bruce Willis and wrote the song congratulations after he left her for Demi.......?
Is this for real gossip?
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Is this for real gossip?
According to the internet it is......

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Whether you're a fan or not (I'm not), this "Unsung" (below) on Vesta Williams is riveting. Yep, as to be expected, there's sadness (she died a few wks after doing interviews for "Unsung") but you'll enjoy Miss Williams' sense of humor, too. I knew her for "Congratulations" but that was it. "Unsung" showed me that this lady had not only talent but a lot of personality and chutzpah. Her career should've been as big as, say, Anita Baker, IMHO.

Full Episode: http://tvone.tv/unsung-videos?pid=dY...BFhz1zMfDCer3b
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I remember her many appearances on the Arsenio Hall show-he loved her.. RIP Vesta

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Whether you're a fan or not (I'm not), this "Unsung" (below) on Vesta Williams is riveting. Yep, as to be expected, there's sadness (she died a few wks after doing interviews for "Unsung") but you'll enjoy Miss Williams' sense of humor, too. I knew her for "Congratulations" but that was it. "Unsung" showed me that this lady had not only talent but a lot of personality and chutzpah. Her career should've been as big as, say, Anita Baker, IMHO.

Full Episode: http://tvone.tv/unsung-videos?pid=dY...BFhz1zMfDCer3b
Thanks for posting --it made me tear up

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