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Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dies aged 76

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dies aged 76

Franklin's official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin's Oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, MI.

"We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin's family and friends", a Fox News spokesperson said. Redding sang: "Hey little girl, you're sweeter than honey / And I'm about to give you all of my money / But all I want you to do / Is just give it, give it / Respect when I come home ..." And although she signed with Columbia Records in 1960, it wasn't until signing with Atlantic Records seven years later that she found success. She is also spotted in the audience when Franklin returned at the end of the special to perform "Amazing Grace".

Trump posted a tweet that concluded: "She will be missed!"

One of Franklin's rare Canadian appearances came in February 2016 when she performed at Caesars Windsor.

Crystal Carpenter, 56, said she grew up listening to Franklin in the late 60s and early 70s.

Franklin was back on the charts with the 1985 album, Who's Zoomin' Who?, featuring the hit single "Freeway of Love", and her 1986 duet with singer George Michael, "I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)", hit No. 1. In 1987, she became the first woman voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Rolling Stone magazine in 2010 named her the No. 1 singer of the rock era.

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In this case, Franklin set the terms and conditions herself.

"Franklin's timeless mid-Sixties hits-"Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Think" and "Chain of Fools", among others-helped cement her status as one of the most celebrated, influential and commercially successful vocalists in the history of popular music. Franklin had reportedly been under hospice care this week, with friends and family members visiting her to say goodbye. The last time she appeared in public was at the Elton John AIDS Foundation party in NY last November and her last performance was in Philadelphia in August 2017. "Her roots in the church run deep", she told The Detroit Free Press.

Over the years, Franklin received 18 Grammy Awards and sold tens of millions of records.

The Aretha Franklin Avenue subway station art isn't the first such tribute to the powerhouse singer.

Franklin, known as the Queen of Soul, was 76.

However, upon review of the photo in question of LaBelle, EW was unable to find any instance of her and Aretha Franklin performing or appearing together on stage at the "Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House" special hosted by President Obama in 2014, which aired on PBS. She often had to cancel shows for health reasons.


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