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- Posted on Aug 4th 2011 5:15PM by Theo Spielberg
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was recently the subject of an online hoax that claimed she passed away in her Southern California residence. The hoax took the form of a fake TMZ page (thanks to BluesLand for the picture) that claimed the soul legend died on Wednesday, Aug. 3.
"She's fine. I just saw her last night and she was fine," her son, Donto James, told the L.A. Times.
James, though alive, is dealing with her fair share of health problems. In May, she was hospitalized with blood poisoning, and earlier this year, her son revealed she was battling leukemia and dementia.
Etta James, born Jamesetta Hawkins, is the recipient of six Grammys and was inducted into the Rock Hall in 1993.