Saturday, September 24, 2011

Vesta Dead: Singer Vesta Williams Found Dead In Hotel Room

Singer Vesta Williams died on Thursday. She was 48-years-old.
Williams’ body was reportedly found in a Los Angeles hotel room. No cause of death has been given, and an investigation is said to be underway.

Celebrities have already taken to Twitter to express their condolences.

“Our dear sister and one of the sangiest diva’s ever, vesta williams, has passed away. I loved that sister,” actor Sinbad tweeted

“R.I.P. Ms. Vesta Williams. Wht a tremendous talent + great soul! ‘Cuz as long as I can breathe, you’ll always be the one~for me!” Kimora Lee Simmons wrote.

The Ohio-born Williams had a multi-faceted career, but was best known for her 1988 album “Vesta 4U.” The album produced multiple hits, including “Congratulations,” “Sweet, Sweet Love,” and “Once Bitten Twice Shy.”

Throughout the years the singer, who often just went by her first name, was involved in collaborations with musicians like Chaka Kahn, Anita Baker, Sting, Gladys Knight and Jermaine Jackson. She lent her voice to jingles for Baskin Robbins, Diet Coke, Revlon, Nike/Air Jordan and Exxon, and was a radio personality for a station in Dallas Ft. Worth.

Williams had several acting roles. She played the recurring role of Monica, Jackie Harry’s best friend, on the hit show “Sister, Sister,” and played saloon singer Vera in Mario Van Peebles 1993 film “Posse.” In addition to her role in “Posse,” Williams wrote and performed two songs—”Ride For Your Life” and “Tell Me—for the film.

According to her website she was currently in the studio working on material for her next project

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