Aretha Franklin ‘Queen of Soul’ Has Died At 76

Aretha Franklin The ‘Queen of Soul’  has died at 76. According to CNN Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. surrounded by family and friends. The official cause of death was an advanced pancreatic cancer neuroendocrine type. Her death comes just three days after it was announced that Franklin was in hospice care in her hometown Detroit, Michigan

“Aretha Franklin is not only the definitive female soul singer of the Sixties,” according to her Rolling Stone biography, “she’s also one of the most influential and important voices in pop history.” She won 18 Grammy awards, including the honor for best female R&B performance for eight straight years. Franklin sang at many pivotal points in history such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s funeral, Bill Clinton’s inauguration, and Barrack Obama’s inauguration. She was who you favorite singers patterned themselves after and wished they could be. The world lost a national treasure today, but she is no longer in pain and she is with the Lord.

 

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Check out two of my favorite Aretha Franklin aka Auntie Re Re songs below:

Rest in heaven Queen!

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