‘Rescue Me’ Singer Fontella Bass Dies

 

Fontella Bass

Fontella Bass, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with “Rescue Me” in 1965, has died. She was 72.

Bass died Wednesday night at a St. Louis hospice of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago, her daughter, Neuka Mitchell, said. Bass had also suffered a series of strokes over the past seven years.

Read more:

‘Rescue Me’ Singer Fontella Bass Dies – ABC News.

Also see:

Obit and guestbook for Fontella Bass on Legacy.com