Fontella Bass — famous for her epic,1965 hit song “Rescue Me” — died Wednesday in Missouri. She was 72.
According to Fontella’s family, the singer passed away in a St. Louis hospital from complications she suffered following a heart attack three weeks ago. Bass also had several strokes since 2005.
The R&B star scored a ton of hits over her career — including “You’ll Miss Me (When I’m Gone)” and “Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing” — but none as big as “Rescue Me.”