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Soul Singer Fontella Bass Dies at 72

Fontella Bass performs at the Big Muddy Blues Festival in St. Louis, Sept. 2, 2001. (AP)

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(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.

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