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“R.I.P. R&B Singer Vesta Williams”


R&B singer Vesta Williams, 53, 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.

A Los Angeles County coroner’s Capt. John Kades (KAY’-dihs) says Williams was found dead at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in an El Segundo hotel room but Kades says it will take six weeks to complete a toxicology examination to learn the exact cause of death.

By request: Here’s Vesta’s video and song “Congratulations”

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110 thoughts on ““R.I.P. R&B Singer Vesta Williams”

  1. Oh no, this is some sad news!!! Vesta was one of my favorite old school singers. Tra please keep us posted on any more info you get on her passing I just hate that she was so young and I hope it was drugs or foul play because Lord knows people nowadays don’t die of old age and that’s sad!

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    1. you need to re-read the post then…cause Tra specifically said: “found dead of a possible drug overdose in a Southern California hotel room.”

      R.I.P. Vesta.

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    1. loved her voice on the malcolm & eddie show intro
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      I didn’t know she sung that intro…I had to go listen to it. She could sang!!!

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      1. I didn’t know she sung that intro…I had to go listen to it. She could sang!!!

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        I didn’t know that either………….wow.

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  2. Heartbreaking, such a talented woman, never got her proper applause 😦 I hope it was not anything other than natural, though at 53, so young. RIP Ms. Williams and peace to your family and friends. Much respect.

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    1. I hope it was not anything other than natural
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      please re-read the damn post* “found dead of a possible drug overdose in a Southern California hotel room.”

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  3. I know when it’s your time, it’s your time but it’s always sad when someone passes at such a young age…but prayerfully she’s gone to a better place and is at peace

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  4. she should have an unsung…can’t figure out what happened with her career? i guess weight will be brought up, but i don’t get it.

    what’s poppin trace? kisses to you baby

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      1. as far as I know she had been healthy and keeping her weight manageable for many years now…I’m really interested to know what happened to her

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      2. Weight was an issue. Supposedly she got dropped from her label because of it.
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        As far as I knew she had bypass some years back though…back in her day it was about talent and not about looks or who could drop it faster or harder

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      3. @ Gabriella – I ‘member that McDonald’s commercial. That’s AFTER she had that weight loss surgery. I thought that was cruel to make her do a food commercial!

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      4. As far as I knew she had bypass some years back though…back in her day it was about talent and not about looks or who could drop it faster or harder

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        No ma’am, she lost her weight the hard old fashion way, through diet and exercise and has been able to keep it off all these years. Her hard work paid off.

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  5. R.I.P Beautiful Songstress Vesta Williams. May we continue to hear you harmonize with the songbirds in heaven.

    Another Beautiful Songstress gone at such a young age 😦

    The good ones die young, we never have them for a lifetime 😦

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      1. Calm down there lil fella
        Hissy fits and heels dont go well together
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        🙂 LMAO!!!!!! Whoa!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      2. MAN
        if you dont go sit yo lil 5’5 inch without the heels azz down somewhere
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        That’s why I support the Little People’s Movement

        EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!

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    1. @gabby, death just makes people reminisce, i thought back to when i was younger and my mom blasting her songs in car/home. for me at least

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    1. proud to be in the ‘saving it for marriage’ clique …That’s what Tra should name her blog.
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      This is a “R.I.P. Vesta” post how da hell you going left feild about “saving IT for marriage?”

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    2. proud to be in the ‘saving it for marriage’ clique …That’s what Tra should name her blog.
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      @Corp
      I’m trying to get to you to quit that lame ass clique! Join the “I-toot-it-up-for-Man” clique. You’ll love that crew! 🙂

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  6. * Sending out the song ” Bird on the wire by Neville Brothers” to Ms. Vesta Williams, may his embrace cradle the hearts broken by your life here in Earth*

    I don’t handle death well with anyone I have known, heard about, read… I miss all the ones that have left me here on Earth to be wherever their souls can lay to rest…:cry:

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  7. How sad and shocking! I LOVED Ms. Williams.

    All the old school singers are leaving this earth. Her first album, Vesta, was the best EVER!!!

    RIP Vesta.

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    1. All the old school singers are leaving this earth. Her first album, Vesta, was the best EVER!!!
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      Makes me think about another really talented singer Jennifer Holiday, sweet lady, amazing singer, never got her proper.

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      1. All the real good actual singers leave us stuck with the garbage they promote now 😦 and call it real music like………………………………….. U fill in the missing link

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      2. RIP she was a real R&B singer. See talent don’t equate to fame folks. She had more talent than a lot of these singers today,but was underrated.

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      3. so sad that she didn’t get the recognition she deserved…
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        NEITHER DID PHYLLIS HYMAN.
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        Elove,
        I cried when she died back in the 80’s. That hurt like hell. She was such a beautiful songbird. Lord I was hurt.

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      4. I cried when she died back in the 80′s. That hurt like hell. She was such a beautiful songbird. Lord I was hurt.
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        YES, IT WAS AS MUCH SHOCKING AS SAD, WHAT A GRACIOUS SINGER. UNFORTUNATELY PHYLLIS HAD OTHER TRAGEDY’S IN HER LIFE, BEFORE SHE TOTALLY CRASHED. THEY SAY SHE SUFFERED FROM BI-POLARISM.

        YOU KNOW WHAT, MS. HYMAN WAS VERY LONELY, AND I THINK SHE JUST FELT NO MAN WOULD LOVE HER BECAUSE OF HER SIZE, SHE CONSTANTLY TALKED ABOUT THAT.

        REMEMBER THAT BAD A$$ SONG, “LIVING ALL ALONE”, WELL THAT WAS VERY REAL.

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  8. I just saw her in concert a couple months back, she seemed so full of life, she looked fab and still had that awesome soulful voice 😦 R.I.P

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    1. Lawd they said Vesta checked into the hotel with a man who is now missing.
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      oh Boy!! that dont sound too good!!!

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      1. Lawd they said Vesta checked into the hotel with a man who is now missing.
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        uh oh…this isn’t looking good…

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      2. Just read they found multiple bottles of prescription bottles, some of them were empty….daym hope she didnt end her own life its to precious no matter what your going through!!!

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  9. A true talent. A lovely vocalist, which we rarely see the likes of in this current industry of music. A killer smile and a sassy, funny, and flirtatious persona. R.I.P. Ms. Vesta Williams. YOU WILL BE MISSED!

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  10. RIP Ms. Williams. You graced us with your God-given talent and we thank you for the beautiful music. May you finally find the peace that eludes so many here on Earth. God bless your soul.

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  11. RIP Vesta “Congratulations” one of the best and saddest songs ever…”For as Long as I Can Breathe… U will Always be the ONE for Meeeeeeeee….. Classic, talented underrated.

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  12. None of these little girls out now have 1/10th of the voice, range or power of voice like Vesta…all the greats from back in the day. We need them back!!
    RIP Vesta!!

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    1. None of these little girls out now have 1/10th of the voice, range or power of voice like Vesta…all the greats from back in the day. We need them back!!
      RIP Vesta!!
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      cosign.

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      1. None of these little girls out now have 1/10th of the voice, range or power of voice like Vesta…all the greats from back in the day. We need them back!!
        RIP Vesta!!
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        PREACH*

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  13. I love Vesta she was so beautiful with 1 of the strongest voices in R&B. She was just on the Monique show not to long ago if I’m not mistaken. I’m straight up speechless, I hope they solve her case ASAP!!
    RIP VESTA U WILL BE MISSED

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  14. I was so sadden hear about the death of such a gifted and talented artist. Vesta had a voice that could stir ones emotions to the core. May she rest in peace.

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      1. Carolyn, you had Trace post the video? Wassup girl? Or can you dig that kind of language?
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        we were overwhelmed with emails so yes I asked her, if she would post the video. and what language are you referring too “Wassup girl?” please!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Wow RIP 😦
    I just read where they found several bottles of prescription drugs in the room with Vesta smh, hope it was an accident.

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    1. hope all was right with God
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      that’s between her and God now ain’t it? Just make sure you aight when yo time comes.

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      1. hope all was right with God
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        that’s between her and God now ain’t it? Just make sure you aight when yo time comes.
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        LOL @Soldier……so true!

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