Obit Fontella Bass

December 27, 2012 - 2:33 PM
FILE - In this Nov. 8, 201 file photo taken in New York City Fontella Bass performs during the Pioneer Awards at New York's Apollo Theatre. The St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with “Rescue Me” in 1965, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The singer's daughter, Neuka Mitchell, says Bass died at a St. Louis hospice Wednesday night of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago. She was 72. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, File)