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From TheBuzzCincy.com:

Noted R&B singer Vesta Williams has reportedly been found dead inside a Los Angeles hotel room according to scarce reports across the Internet this Friday morning. Williams, 48, is known widespread for her catalog of Top 20 R&B hits spanning the late 1980s and early 1990s. With seven Top 20 singles throughout her staggering career, Williams (also an Ohio native) gave the world many of our favorite classic love songs.

With the cause of death still being unknown on the fresh and evolving story, we will continue to update listeners throughout the day. No official statement has been released from William’s’ representatives.

Sept. 27, 2011 – Updated from our partner site Eurweb.com:

Los Angeles County coroner’s Capt. John Kades says Williams was found dead at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in an El Segundo hotel room. An autopsy will determine the cause of death, but Kades says “this could be a drug overdose.”

According to her listing in Wikipedia, Williams was born December 1, 1957 in Coshocton, Ohio. She was originally credited by her full name, but she has also been billed as Vesta since the 1990s.

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Although Williams never had any albums certified gold and never had any Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, she scored seven Top 20 R&B hits from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s.

Sept. 24, 2011 Roland S. Martin reported from his twitter :

I have called the LA Medical Examiner. Quote: “there is no next of kin” checked by any body found, so we are not confirming anything, whether a body was found or if there’s a name.

Sept. 23, 2011 Updated from our partner site TheUrbanDaily.com:

Vesta is reported to have checked into the hotel with an unidentified man, who is now missing.

Check out one of her biggest hits “Congratulations” circa 1988. Let us know your thoughts on the details provided below on the message board using your Twitter or Facebook profile to log in and leave a comment.

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