Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Dead at 76

Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Dead at 76

Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Dead at 76

Aretha Franklin, the “queen of soul” who became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died in Detroit at the age of 76….Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Dead at 76

The legendary singer was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010 and announced last year she was retiring from music.

Franklin’s family stated:

In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds.

We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers. We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.

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Last year, Aretha Franklin announced a semi-retirement from live performance. In March, she canceled two upcoming concerts, citing doctor’s orders to rest. In mid-August, it was reported that Franklin was “gravely ill.” Her last live performance took place in November 2017 at a fundraiser for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.


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