The question has been lingering as to what caused the death of R&B singer Vesta Williams, who died in her sleep in a California hotel room on Sept. 22, 2011. We have now learned that the beloved singer passed away from complications of an enlarged heart. The Williams family was given the autopsy report a “day or two ago” according to R&B singer Norwood Young.
“Although it’s a sad situation overall, it’s great news to find that Vesta’s death, as I said from the very beginning, was not drug related. Vesta did indeed die from an enlarged heart. As we know, an enlarged heart can remain undetected in the body for many, many years” tells Norwood. “One thing about an enlarged heart, eight out of 10 deaths are sudden.”
Young said that obesity and stress may have also contributed to the beloved 53-year-old R&B singer’s untimely death. In recent years, Vesta had battled with a drug problem and obesity. She beat both–and lost 100 pounds.
Well it’s good to know her death wasn’t drug related. I’d hate to see Vesta go out like that. This news could not come at a more appropriate time because I hear that TV One is scheduled to kick off a series of “Unsung” specials that will air on January 2, 2012 at 10pm Eastern time, highlighting Vesta’s career and music.