Fontella Bass, R&B soul singer famous for her hit “Rescue Me,” died Wednesday. She was 72 years old.
Bass was the daughter of gospel singer Martha Bass of the Clara Ward Singers. Her brother, R&B and gospel singer David Peaston, passed in February of this year.
Read more on the career of Fontella Bass here.
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