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- Posted on Jan 13th 2011 2:20PM by Mike Ayers
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James has largely remained out of the public eye during the last several years, although she did make headlines in 2009, after criticizing Beyonce's rendition of 'At Last,' which she'd sung for the during President Obama's inauguration. That same year, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
According to the documents, she's currently unable to perform basic hygienic functions or feed herself.
In the '50s and '60s, James became one of the most recognizable voices that straddled jazz, blues and R&B. Over the course of her career, she's won four Grammys and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. She also recorded 27 studio albums, issued an impressive 58 singles and helped solidify Chess Records as one of the premiere record labels of its era.