Soul Music Legend Aretha Franklin Is Reportedly Near Death

Soul Music Legend Aretha Franklin Is Reportedly Near Death

Entertainment reporter Roger Friedman of Showbiz 411 was first to address the alleged concerns over Franklin's health, claiming that the 18-time Grammy victor is "gravely ill in Detroit".

Soul legend Aretha Franklin is reportedly "gravely ill" and "surrounded by family" in a hospital in her native Detroit, according to Showbiz 411.

The news emerged Sunday evening, and many are eagerly awaiting further corroborating reports.

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Her final public performance was at Philadelphia's Mann Center in August 2017. She last performed less than a year ago in November of 2017 at a fundraiser for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in NY.

Aretha was performing as recently as past year; but last summer she canceled a series of concerts citing "doctor's orders". - Lachie Chapman, The Overtones Aretha Franklin and Denzel Washington at her 72nd birthday celebration in New York (AP) Aretha Franklin Singer Aretha Franklin received an honorary degree from Harvard Aretha Franklin (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File) Aretha Franklin will be recognised at the 2014 BET Honours Atlantic Records made its reputation with artists such as Aretha Franklin.

"But her legacy is larger than life". Long live the Queen'.

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Franklin has been battling numerous health problems for years and had to cancel a series of concerts last summer citing "doctor's orders".

The Queen of Soul cancelled several concerts this year citing health issues.

While social media users chimed in with prayers and wishes for Franklin's recovery following the reports of her illness, others wondered if these reports were similar to the ones from November 2017 that falsely claimed she had passed away.

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In a statement to Us Weekly, she said: "I'm doing well generally, all tests have come back good".

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