Fontella Bass dies

December 27, 2012 | 2:50 p.m. CST
In this Sept. 2, 2001, file photo, Fontella Bass performs at the Big Muddy Blues Festival on Laclede's Landing in St. Louis. The St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with “Rescue Me” in 1965, died Wednesday of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago. She was 72.

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