Known for her 1989 hit “Congratulations,” singer Vesta Williams was found dead in a Los Angeles, California hotel room on September 22, 2011. Williams was 48 years old.
The cause of death is currently not known.
Word of Vesta Williams death is trending on Twitter as condolences go out.
Model/fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons tweeted, “What tremendous talent, great soul! ‘Cuz as long as I can breathe, you’ll always be the one for me!’”
90’s R&B star Shanice was shocked by the news.
“My friend Vesta died…I can’t believe this…RIP,” she tweeted.
Comedian Sinbad wrote, “Our dear sister and one of the sangiest diva’s ever, vesta williams, has passed away. I loved that sister.”