Vesta Williams, the ’80’s R&B singer best known for her style and soulful voice, was found dead in her California hotel room last night.
The Ohio native enjoyed success throughout the ’80s and early ’90s, and is probably best known for her 1989 hit, “Congratulations.” Although Vesta never cracked the Top 40 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list, she scored six Top 10 hits on the US Billboard R&B chart – including a #2 hit.
Multiple bottles of prescription pills were found in the El Segundo, CA hotel room where the R&B singer died … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
We’re told “several bottles” were discovered — some empty. Sources tell us the death is being treated as either an accident or suicide, but not a homicide. The coroner won’t know if drugs played a part in her death until the toxicology reports are in — and that could take 6 weeks.
R.I.P. Vesta Williams