R&B singer Vesta Williams was found dead in a California hotel room Sept. 22. She was 53 years old.

The entertainer, who was widely recognized in the ’80s as a lauded songstress, was apparently in good health, according to a recent video interview.


“I’m just actually excited about being 53 years old and alive and well and kickin’,” Williams shared at the 2:18 mark. “I don’t have any problems, nothing, no medical problems, nothing, and I’m too blessed to be stressed.” Though reports state she was 48 at the time of her death, her statement claims otherwise. Williams had more than one hit climb the Billboard charts, but 1989’s ‘Congratulations’ was the tune that made its highest mark, scoring a No. 5 position on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Though she never had an album certified gold, six of her songs landed in the Top 10 on the charts from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s.

Her debut self titled album was released in 1986 and 2007 marked her seventh studio album, “Distant Lover.”

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