News of William’s death spread quickly online, however I was hesitant about posting until there was adequate confirmation. Once her close friend Jackee’ Harry tweeted about it, mainstream media paid attention and finally reported her death.
Big-voiced R&B diva Vesta Williams, perhaps best-known for her 1980s hits “Don’t Blow A Good Thing” and “Congratulations,” has been found dead of a possible drug overdose in a Southern California hotel room, coroner’s investigators said Friday. She was 53.
Williams was found dead at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in an El Segundo hotel room, Los Angeles County coroner’s Capt. John Kades said.
An autopsy will determine the cause of death. A toxicology examination will take six weeks to be completed, Kades said. FULL ARTICLE
Last year, Vesta released a song on iTunes. In an interview last December with Egypt Thompson on the Web show “The Couch,” she said she was blessed.
“She had just become such a brand new person,” Ralph said. “This is very hard, this is very hard.”
Ralph said Williams is survived by an adult daughter.
R.I.P. Vesta Williams