Fontella Bass performs at the Big Muddy Blues Festival in St. Louis, Sept. 2, 2001. (AP)
(AURN) -- Famed soul singer Fontella Bass has died. Bass is best known and credited for her 1960's hit 'Rescue Me.' Bass suffered complications from a heart attack three weeks ago and succumbed to her illness Wednesday. She also suffered several strokes in the past seven years. Bass was 72.