01/20/2012 01:14 pm ET Updated Jan 20, 2012

Etta James: Celebrity Twitter Reactions To Her Death (TWEETS)

With news that legendary singer Etta James passed away this morning, many in Hollywood took to Twitter to express their sadness.

The "At Last" singer died at the age of 73 of complications from leukemia, but was also suffering from dementia and hepatits C.

Within minutes, news of James' death became a worldwide trending topic as fans shared their remembrances. New mom Beyonce, even took a few minutes to pay tribute to the singer who she portrayed in the 2008 film "Cadillac Records." On her website, Beyonce wrote:

This is a huge loss. Etta James was one of the greatest vocalists of our time. I am so fortunate to have met such a queen. Her musical contributions will last a lifetime. Playing Etta James taught me so much about myself, and singing her music inspired me to be a stronger artist. When she effortlessly opened her mouth, you could hear her pain and triumph. Her deeply emotional way of delivering a song told her story with no filter. She was fearless, and had guts. She will be missed.

Here are a few of things Hollywood had to say about the beloved singer:

Celebrity Twitter Reactions: Etta James' Death