Vesta Williams Found Dead

Vesta Williams, best known for her great hit “Congratulations,” passed away in her Los Angeles hotel room, sources close to the 1980′s pop-star said. Various news sources claim she had been aged between 48 and 53 at the time of her death. She lost her recording contract in the 1990s after she drastically gained in weight, reaching a size 26. Williams was in the headlines again when she managed to reduce her weight by some 100 lbs reaching a size 6, reinventing her career as a songwriter and session singer. Her hits include “Congratulations,” “Sweet Sweet Love,” and “4U”.

Vesta Williams Dead

Fellow singers and friends expressed their feeling via Twitter with actress Sheryl Lee Ralph saying she is deeply saddened of her diva friend. Singer Shanice Wilson said she cannot believe Vesta Williams has passed away, while Jackee Harry used her Twitter account to say it is a devastating news. All of them said Vesta was a great R&B singer and good friend.

The cause of death is not known.

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