Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder Attend Etta James' Funeral

Celebrity News Jan. 28, 2012 AT 4:47PM
Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder Attend Etta James' Funeral Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder Attend Etta James' Funeral Credit: AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu

The music world lost one of its greats when Etta James lost her two-year battle with leukemia January 20. Hundreds of the legendary blues singer's family, friends and fans gathered in an L.A.-area church Saturday to honor the "At Last" musician.

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Christina Aguilera performed James' timeless hit "At Last," while Stevie Wonder sang with the church choir. Rev. Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy.

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Aguilera, 31, has been a longtime fan of James. "Her raw tone and the passion she put forth on a record spoke to me at a very young age and has continued to influence and inspire me throughout my career," The Voice mentor explained on her official website. "Etta James was a force to be reckoned with. A true gift to music and a woman of great spirit and courage."

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James, a four-time Grammy Award winner, was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. The 73-year-old singer is survived by her husband and two sons.

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