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Etta James the victim of fake website claim

A website pretending to be TMZ reported that the soul singer Etta James had passed away.
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Etta James, the US blues and soul singer, has been the victim of a sick online hoax that claimed she had passed away.

James, who is 73-years-old, was reported to have died on August 3rd on a website that was designed to look like the popular celebrity website TMZ.

The website had the same logo, the same exact format and even details like telephone numbers.

Rumours soon began to spread on the world wide web that the legendary singer had passed away until her son Donto James confirmed otherwise.

He told reporters: "She's fine. I just saw her last night and she was fine."

James, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, is however, seriously ill.

In January she was diagnosed with dementia and is currently undergoing treatment for leukaemia.

The singer, who has won six Grammy Awards, is best known for her captivating version of Mack Gordon and Henry Warren's famous song At Last.

Casey Carver, a spokesperson for TMZ, told reporters: "We are aware someone has faked a TMZ site and our legal department is all over it."

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Posted on 5 Aug 2011 10:01 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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