<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/21/arts/music/etta-james-singer-dies-at-73.html">Etta James is dead after a long battle with cancer</a>, just a day after <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jxiKv5lRjzhLU_n055E-Jh5diRFQ?docId=9d242dc0528648719ebd46ae177dc9a1">the death of Johnny Otis</a>, the man widely credited for discovering James and molding her career.