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Celebrities Visit Aretha Franklin’s Detroit Home As She Prepares For Death

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The Queen of soul music, Aretha Franklin is gravely ill. She was visited at her Detroit-area home on Tuesday by fellow recording artist Stevie Wonder, U.S. civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and ex-husband Glynn Turman, her publicist said.

76-year-old Aretha Franklin Franklin, a one-time gospel singer whose reign as the “Queen of Soul” has spanned more than 50 years, is under hospice care at her home, according to publicist Gwendolyn Quinn. Quinn declined to discuss Franklin’s ailment, but said: “She’s seriously ill.”

The singer, whose hit songs include “Chain of Fools” and “Think,” has a long-standing professional relationship with Wonder, with whom she performed 13 years ago at the Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards in Pasadena, California.

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She and Turman were married from 1978 to 1984. In her heyday of the 1960 and 1970s, Franklin dominated the music charts with hits including “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You),” “Baby, I Love You,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and “Respect,” a cover of an Otis Redding tune that became a song of empowerment during the U.S. civil rights era.

Franklin’s fans, including former U.S. President Bill Clinton, have taken to social media to express their thoughts. “Like people all around the world, Hillary and I are thinking about Aretha Franklin tonight & listening to her music that has been such an important part of our lives the last 50 years,” Clinton said in a tweet on Monday night.

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  1. Chioma Beauty

    August 15, 2018 at 11:58 PM

    I wish she had watched out for her eating habit in the early 90s.
    Sorry to lose you Aretha. Rest in peace maam

    • Yusuf adamu

      August 16, 2018 at 5:25 AM

      Every soul must test death at the right time

    • ejiz

      August 16, 2018 at 8:09 AM

      She is seriously ill, not dead…

  2. Marvin

    August 16, 2018 at 12:03 AM

    RIP Aretha franklin by what was projected, she will die between today and tomorrow

  3. Sophia

    August 16, 2018 at 2:11 PM

    She passed this morning.Rip

  4. Olaitan

    August 16, 2018 at 3:08 PM

    American soul singer, Aretha
    Franklin died today August 16th at
    age 76.

  5. fifelomo

    August 16, 2018 at 6:17 PM

    Rest on…

  6. Shanta Hartsfield

    August 17, 2018 at 12:14 AM

    All we can do is give you much “Respect”! R.I.P. Ms. Franklin. Our Heavenly Father blessed us with this woman of true “Grace”. In return, Aretha gave us all of her voice through song. You will be truly missed my sisternchrist. My heart is very heavy right now. I grew up listening to your music. We have lost another Saint my sisters and brothers. My prayers are with her family.


    August 17, 2018 at 4:28 AM

    My condolences to Family and Close Friend of Ms. Aretha Franklin. May God’s comfort be yours. RESPECTfully Submitted.

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