Confidant Norwood Young Addresses Rumors And Speculation Surrounding Legendary Singers Death
Singer, Author, King of Hancock Park, Norwood Young shares insight surrounding the untimely passing of his dear friend, Vesta Williams
By: Norwood Young
With respect to the fact the coroner has not yet made an official ruling, Norwood Young at the insistence of others In addition to the bombardment of calls and emails felt compelled to release a statement for her friends and fans, based on his knowledge. “I have been close friends with Vesta for over 20 years and we spoke frequently and reflected on our relationship, future projects, and God. When last together on August 14, 2011, over breakfast, we laughed at the fact that I was on the front page of the LA Times that day, and briefly discussed going into the studio together.”
Young says that foul play was certainly not involved, and because of Williams’ zest for life and strong Christian values, suicide was against all of her beliefs. Young continues, “I would be willing to bet my life on the fact that my friend did not commit suicide.” Young also says that despite reports that multiple prescription bottles were found in her room, conversations with the manager of the hotel suggests that rumor is not true.
Young continues, the manager of the hotel, Mr. Seth Neblett, also a friend of Ms. Williams, discovered her body. Mr. Neblett, confirms that authorities stated that one bottle (2/3 empty), of a sleeping aid was discovered on the scene on the nightstand next to the bed.
“Two years ago, I witnessed Vesta experiencing a debilitating seizure, and this would be a likely scenario, and I wish people would stop fabricating and spreading hurtful rumors” Young added.
Ms.Williams had just completed amazing performances on the famous Tom Joyner “Fantastic Voyage” cruise, Williams was also set to perform in the upcoming annual aids charity star studded event, “Divas Simply Singing,” created and hosted by actress Sheryl Lee Ralph. Williams was too in the final tapings and production of network TV-1’s hit bio-doc “Unsung.” “Vesta had so much to live for, and was very excited about the upcoming projects.” Young says.
In light of the obvious grief, an outpouring of adoration, the family has been overwhelmed and will provide additional statements in the future.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 4, 2011. At West Angeles Church of God in Christ 11:00 am, 3045 S. Crenshaw Blvd. (North Campus). Los Angeles, California 90016
Contact: Kenneth Reynolds 323-766-5551
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