Fontella Bass Dies; "Rescue Me" Singer Was 72

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Fontella Bass, the singer most famous for her huge 1965 hit "Rescue Me," has died. She passed away Wednesday in Missouri at the age of 72.

According to Bass' family, the singer passed away in a St. Louis hospital from complications Fontella suffered following a heart attack three weeks ago.

Bass also had several strokes since 2005.

The R&B star scored a ton of hits over her decades-long career, including "You'll Miss Me (When I'm Gone)" and "Don't Mess Up a Good Thing". R.I.P.

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