76-year-old music superstar Aretha Franklin has died, according to a report by AP. The news follows reports on Monday that the multiple award-winning artist was “gravely ill” and surrounded by her family in Detroit.
Back in 2010 Franklin was diagnosed with cancer and earlier this year cancelled a series of shows on doctor’s orders.
BREAKING: Publicist for Aretha Franklin says the Queen of Soul died Thursday at her home in Detroit.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 16, 2018
The popular artist’s recording career spanned more than five decades and over the course of it she won 18 Grammy awards.
Franklin – who started singing as a child in the same church where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister – had a series of number one singles including: I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You); Respect ; Baby I Love You and Chain of Fools.
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