Many entertainers took to Twitter to express their condolences and love for Vesta.
Veta’s pal Kimora Lee Simmons, responded to the news of her death with “R.I.P. Ms. Vesta Williams. What a tremendous talent + great soul! Cuz as long as I can breathe, you’ll always be the one for me!”
Jackée Harry of 227 fame also reacted to her friend’s passing with a tweet saying: “Just received truly devastating news: R&B great, and my friend of many yrs, Vesta Williams (@vesta4u) has passed away.”
Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph tweeted: “I am so deeply saddened at the passing of my diva friend Vesta Williams. RIP Vesta.” She also posted a link to Vesta’s last ever performance on Sept. 19, where she sang “Congratulations” at a jazz festival.
And comedian Sinbad professed his love for the singer on his Twitter page, saying: “Our dead sister and one of the sangiest divas ever, Vesta Williams, has passed away. I lovedthat sister.”
Vesta was a smash hit in the mid ’80s until the early ’90s, with her 1988 album Vesta 4U producing two huge hits, “Congratulations,” and “I’ll Be Good to You.”
In an interview done just last year, the gorgeous singer, whose age is being widely reported as 48, though who professed on tape to being 53, called her life “blessed, gifted and highly favored.”