Thursday, 16 August 2018

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dies at 76



Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died aged 76 after suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer.
 
Her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn, said she died on Thursday.


One of the world's best known soul singers, Mr Quinn, said she passed away at 9.50am local time at her home in Detroit, Michigan.


A family statement, describing Franklin as "the matriarch and rock of our family", said her death was "one of the darkest moments of our lives".


They thanked fans around the world for their "compassion and prayers", adding: "We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on".





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