Aretha Franklin Passes Away At Age 76 [Condolences]
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has passed away at the age of 76-years-old.
It was announced Sunday night that the legendary singer was surrounded by family after falling gravely ill. According to close friend Roland Martin, she had been sick for months. Another close source says that doctors have told the family to prepare themselves, citing the singer was down to just 86 lbs.
Aretha Franklin has been battling health concerns for years. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and underwent surgery in December 2010.
Franklin has not performed live since November 2017, when she took the stage at Elton John’s AIDS Foundation gala in New York. She was honored at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy gala in January but did not perform.
Aretha Franklin passed away at her home in Detroit and was surrounded by loved ones. The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer. Our condolences are with Aretha’s family and friends at this time.