Vale, Aretha Franklin

A statement released by the family of the ‘Queen of Soul’, Aretha Franklin has announced that the singer has died.

According to her publicist, Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends.

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 American singer/songwriter won a total of 18 Grammy Awards, was the first female performer inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was best known her songs Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Spanish Harlem and Think.





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