- Dec 16, 2008
Etta James,the one person whose mother claimed that Minnesota Fats was the father of died at the age of 73.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/21/arts/music/etta-james-singer-dies-at-73.html?hpNew York Times said:Etta James was born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles on Jan. 25, 1938. Her mother, Dorothy Hawkins, was 14 at the time; her father was long gone, and Ms. James never knew for sure who he was, although she recalled her mother telling her that he was the celebrated pool player Rudolf Wanderone, better known as Minnesota Fats. She was reared by foster parents and moved to San Francisco with her mother when she was 12.