Breaking: Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is dead

Breaking: Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is dead

- American queen of soul, Aretha Franklin is dead

- The renowned gospel singer was said to have been in critical condition and was said to have been surrounded by her family

- Aretha Franklin who is survived by 4 children is said to have died of pancreatic cancer

American gospel singer and queen of soul music, Aretha Franklin is dead. The singer was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and reportedly suffered from some major health issue ever since then. Pancreatic cancer has been cited as the cause of death.

Prior to her death, reported the news of how the singer was said to be in critical medical condition. According to reports, the singer while still fighting for her life, was surrounding by her family up until her passing.

Considered a music legend, Aretha Franklin who is a mother of 4, dominated the music industry for five decades with her strong vocal skills and her powerful lyrics. Her music career earned 18 Grammy awards and sold over 75 million records.

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Her performances have graced the likes of Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009 and she became the first female performer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in in 1987. She is survived by 4 children and leaves behind a legacy of classic hits.

May her soul rest in perfect peace.

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