Vesta Williams Dies; Accident or Suicide Suspected

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R&B singer Vesta Williams has died. Law enforcement sources say that the death is currently being treated as a suicide or accident, but not as a homicide.

Multiple bottles of prescription pills were found in the El Segundo, Calif., hotel room where her body was found around 6 p.m. Thursday, reports say.

Several bottles were discovered; some of them empty.

Vesta Williams Picture

R.I.P. Vesta Williams (1963-2011).

The coroner won't know if drugs played a part in the singer's death until the toxicology reports are in, and that could take up to six weeks.

Williams was best known for the R&B hits, "Once Bitten, Twice Shy", "Sweet Sweet Love", "Congratulations" and "Special". She was 48.

[Photo: Fame Pictures]

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