BREAKING: ARETHA FRANKLIN IS DEAD AT 76
Queen of soul, Aretha Frankin is dead at 76 after suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer for so long. She died on Thursday surrounded by friends and family.
Aretha was in a hospice programme in Detroit after her health failed and she was down to 86 pounds.
Family members disclosed that the doctors told them that her health was failing and that she could go at any time.
Aretha’s career is just incredible. Born in Memphis in 1942, her family eventually relocated to Detroit where she began singing in her father’s church. She was such a powerhouse gospel singer, she landed a Columbia record deal in the early ’60s.
Her string of chart-topping hits began with her Atlantic Records deal in 1967.