Vesta Williams, 1980s R&B Singer, Found Dead In Hotel Room

The legendary 1980′s singer Vesta Williams has passed away at the age of 48,  found in a Los Angeles, CA hotel room. It is being reported Williams dies of an apparent drug overdose.

As Reported By The Associated Press:

Williams was found dead at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in an El Segundo hotel room, Los Angeles County coroner’s Capt. John Kades (KAY’-dihs) said.

An autopsy will determine the cause of death. A toxicology examination will take six weeks to be completed, Kades said.

Born Mary Vesta Williams on Dec. 1, 1957, to a disc jockey in Coshocton, Ohio, she had hits with “Once Bitten Twice Shy,” “Sweet, Sweet Love” and the torch song “Congratulations,” where she emotionally bids goodbye to her ex, about to marry someone else, on his wedding day.

Williams also appeared in movies and on television.

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