No immediate details surrounding the 48-year old singer’s death have been made available, that however did not stop fans and fellow artists from flooding Twitter with tributes and words of condolences.
Singer Shanice tweeted: “My friend Vesta died… I can’t believe this… RIP.”
Former BET VJ Donnie Simpson added: “Vesta Williams had an amazing voice & a cool, down, funny personality. A Kool Breeze just came thru Heavens gates. You will be missed Vesta.”
Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, who worked with Vesta many times over the years via her ‘Divas Simply Singing’ charity event, added these words: “I am so deeply saddened at the passing of my diva friend Vesta Williams. RIP Vesta.”
For the younger generation who may not know this legendary singer, check her ‘Congratulations’ video below. It was the theme song for every heartbroken sidechick back in the 80’s.