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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tributes Around The World As Soul Singer Aretha Franklin Dies

Aretha Franklin, the "queen of soul" known for hits like Respect and Think, has died in Detroit at the age of 76. The legendary singer was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and announced last year she was retiring from music.
Franklin had 17 Top Ten US chart hits over a music career spanning seven decades.

Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf of Franklin's family from her longtime publicist Gwendolyn Quinn.

The "official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin's oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit," the family statement said. Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1942.
A gifted singer and pianist, Franklin toured with her father's traveling revival show and later visited New York, where she signed with Columbia Records.
Franklin went on to release several popular singles, many of which are now considered classics. In 1987 she became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2008 she won her 18th Grammy Award, making her one of the most honored artists in Grammy history.
But life on the road also exposed Franklin to adult behaviors, and at the age of 14, she became a mother for the first time with a son, Clarence. A second child, Edward, followed two years later — with both sons taking her family's name.

Let's all take a moment to give thanks for the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, who inspired us all for many many years.

May her soul rest in peace.

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Browayson John Sr.

Rest in peace Aretha

Endy Edeson

Quite sad, she fought , but couldn't make it. Her legacies remain

Beni Rowlly

Ripe age...RIP

Vivian Otono

Rest on Aretha

Anuforo Osinachi James

Rest in peace. After viewing your post about her being sick, knew it will result to this. Rest on.
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