Aretha Franklin DEAD at 76
Aretha Franklin, AKA “The Queen of Soul” died Thursday after her battle with pancreatic cancer.
Aretha Franlkin passed away in her Detroit home where she’d been in failing health and under hospice care.
Aretha was surrounded by friends and family when she passed.
Born in Memphis in 1942, Aretha Franlkin’s family relocated to Detroit where she began singing in her father’s church. Aretha landed a Columbia record deal in the early ’60s and became responsible for hits like “Respect,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”
Aretha Franlkin held the record for the most entries on the Hot 100 list of any female artist for nearly 40 years.
Aretha Franklin won 18 Grammys and was the first woman ever inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
The Queen of Soul was 76 and is survived by her 4 sons.