Fontella Bass, dies, the American soul singer, who sang ‘Rescue Me’ has passed away at the age of seventy two in St. Louis. She had died while in hospice care on Wednesday night due to complications from a heart attack she had endured three weeks ago, her daughter, Neuka Mitchell, told Reuters. Bass had also suffered from other strokes in recent years.
“She’s going to be missed,” Mitchell said. “Her big personality. Her love for family. Her big, giving heart and her cooking.”
She was known as the,
“queen of soul food” to her family, Mitchell said.
Bass’ biggest hit came with “Rescue Me,” “It held a special place in her heart,” Mitchell said of the song. “She sang it every time she performed.”
Nu Generation’s remix, “In Your Arms (Rescue Me)” hit the top 10 of the UK singles chart.
She had been married to jazz trumpeter and composer Lester Bowie. Funeral arrangements for Bass have not yet been finalized. The singer leaves behind her four children.