Vesta Williams, the 80′s diva known for her powerful voice, was found dead in her California hotel room last night, according to reports. Though news sources have reported the singer was 48 years old,Williams said in an interview she was 53.
Williams scored a big hit with “Congratulations,” a song about a woman who is upset after learning that her former lover is getting married. “Congratulations,” with its vocal acrobatics and dramatic story, became a talent show staple.
Jackeé Harry, the television actress, tweeted her condolences about the singer’s passing.
“…just received truly devastating news: R&B great, and my friend of many yrs, Vesta Williams (@vesta4u), has passed away. #RIPVesta”
In recent years, Williams had become an advocate for the prevention of childhood obesity and juvenile diabetes.
Her talent will surely be missed. Check out Vesta biggest hit below: