"Rescue Me" singer Fontella Bass dies aged 72

(Reuters) – American soul singer Fontella Bass, who topped the R&B chart in 1965 with the song “Rescue Me,” died in St. Louis. She was 72. Bass died in hospice care on Wednesday night from complications of a heart attack she suffered three weeks ago, her daughter, Neuka Mitchell, told Reuters. Bass had also suffered from strokes in recent years. “She’s going to be missed,” Mitchell said. “Her big personality. Her love for family. Her big, giving heart and her cooking.” She was known as the “queen of soul food” to her family, Mitchell said. Bass was born into a singing family in St. Louis. …