Singer Vesta Williams Found Dead (Updated)

Singer Vesta Williams was found dead in her Los Angeles hotel room Thursday evening. I was on Twitter when her name popped up in my timeline. No cause of death has been released.

Her friend Sheryl Lee Ralph Tweeted: “I am so deeply saddend at the passing of my diva friend Vesta Williams. RIP Vesta.”

Singer Shanice Wilson also Tweeted: “My friend Vesta died…I can’t believe this…RIP” she followed up with: “Everyones talking about Vesta Williams now but when she was alive people didn’t support her like this.”

Vesta sang R&B classics such as Congratulations, Sweet, Sweet Love and 4u.

She was only 53 years old. R.I.P.


Bowlegged Lou called Lee Bailey to talk about his good friend Vesta’s passing. He mentions suicide but no official confirmation has been made. He also adds that he just taped an episode of Tv One’s Unsung that will be about Vesta:

Bowlegged Lou remembers Vesta Williams by CherieNic

TMZ reports that several prescription bottles were found in the room with Vesta, some were empty. Sources say the death is being treated as either an accident or suicide, but not a homicide. The coroner won’t know if drugs played a part in her death until the toxicology reports are in and that could take 6 weeks.


Norwood Young tells Eurweb that he does not believe the singer committed suicide as is being speculated. He say she was in good spirits. He says she was living at the hotel where her body was found because she was in the process of moving from her apartment to a new place. He said he knew something was wrong on Sunday when she failed to return his phone call as quickly as she normally does. He says she has probably been dead since Sunday or Monday.

Norwood Young says Vesta Williams’ death was not a suicide by CherieNic

Norwood Young on events leading to the death of Vesta Williams by CherieNic

  • Jon Stanley

    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo not VESTA!! :'( no! 🙁

  • Heloise

    I am soooooo sad. Vesta you have me in tears. Why did you leave us???? Rest in peace.

  • Elaine Cooper

    OMG just heard about the sad news another great talent gone i will truly miss her a voice that would bring chills on u RIP Vesta my prayers go out to the family may God bless u

  • Mary

    R I P VESTA!!….Loved her music

  • RIP Vesta , see ya heaven !! <3



  • mary collette

    another star gone back to the heavens I miss you my sister now you sing with the angles heaven ,has got one of are best,to her family all my love .

  • sharon

    she will be missed i still sing her song cogradulations all the time.

  • miss hip

    i love me some vesta. rip girlfriend.