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"Rescue Me" singer Fontella Bass dies

(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: 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 (December 26) from complications of a heart attack she suffered three weeks ago. Bass' biggest hit came with "Rescue Me," which shot up the Billboard pop charts in the fall of 1965, becoming one of the most popular soul hits of all time.

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