76-Year-Old Aretha Franklin Is ‘Gravely Ill’ – Queen Of Soul ‘Says Final Goodbyes To Family’ After Losing A Battle With Cancer

Date August 13, 2018

Aretha Franklin, a beautiful singer, an extremely talented songwriter, brave fighter, and a loving mom, is saying her last goodbyes to her family and closest friends.


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Franklin is gravely ill, giving up to a horrible disease – cancer, with which she was diagnosed back in 2010. The singer, who turned 76 in March, fought as hard as she could but, unfortunately, Aretha is losing her battle.

The queen of soul

Aretha Franklin started her long career when she was a child with singing gospel at Detroit’s church. When she was 18, Franklin started a secular career but she received a success and commercial acclaim after recording songs like "Respect," “Think," and many others.

Franklin’s incredible success is undeniable. By the end of the 60s, she was hailed as The Queen of Soul. Aretha won 18 Grammy Awards and was named as one of the best-selling singers of all time.

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She was the first female performer that was added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rolling Stone magazine included Franklin in the '100 Greatest Artists of All Time' at least twice.


Her final performance was in August 2017 at Philadelphia’s Mann Center. Now, Aretha is in Detroit surrounded by her closest people.

People’s reaction to the sad news

Her legacy will inspire many starting singers and her voice will give the goosebumps to many generations to come. We are praying for you, Aretha!

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