The Queen of Soul has passed away.
According to the Associated Press, Aretha Franklin died Thursday at her home in Detroit — her publicist said. Franklin had been undergoing hospice care for advanced pancreatic cancer.
She was 76.
BREAKING: Publicist for Aretha Franklin says the Queen of Soul died Thursday at her home in Detroit.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 16, 2018
Franklin was an R&B legend, and the first woman ever to be inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She won a total of 18 Grammys — including, notably, a Lifetime Achievement award in 1994.
Her list of classics is lengthy. Respect, Chain of Fools, and Hold On! I’m Comin are just a few of the timeless hits Franklin released over the course of her remarkable career — which spanned six decades.
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