Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin Reportedly 'Gravely Ill'

August 13, 2018

By Eyasu Delesa

Aretha Franklin, 76, is reportedly gravely ill and surrounded by loved ones,  according to Evrod Cassimy of WDIV Local 4 in Aretha Franklin's hometown of Detroit.

Franklin, the powerful voice behind hits "Respect," A Natural Woman," "I Say a Little Prayer," and more was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and has been dealing with various health issues over the years. 

The "Queen of Soul" racked up 18 Grammy awards during her illustrious career and was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Loads of entertainers took to social media to send their condolences. 

There has been no confirmation of the report from Frankin's camp directly.

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