23 Sep

The music world was dealt a devastating blow this morning upon learning of the death of 80’s R&B diva Vesta Williams. Best known for her ballad “Congratulations” Vesta experienced great success in the late 80’s and in the 90’s she once again made headlines after a dramatic weight loss.

Vesta Williams started her career singing in various bands and working with legends such as Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight and Stephanie Mills and even tried her had at acting in the 1993 Mario Van Peeble flick Posse.

Celebs took to Twitter to express their grief:

Jackee Harry tweeted: “…just received truly devastating news: R&B great, and my friend of many yrs, Vesta Williams (@vesta4u), has passed away. #RIPVesta

While Sinbad tweeted: “Our dear sister and one of the sangiest diva’s ever, vesta williams, has passed away. I loved that sister.”

Details of the singers death have not been made public at this time. However, Vesta and her family are in our thoughts and prayers.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: