Aretha Franklin is 'alert' and resting at home, family member says

Aretha Franklin at her last live performance at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala in Nov. 2017

The 76 year-old "Queen of Soul" Franklin, known for hits such as Respect (1967) and I Say A Little Prayer (1968), "is gravely ill in Detroit".

The Queen of Soul looked frail at the Elton John AIDS Foundation concert in November 2017.

In 1987, she became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

"I've been speaking with her family members", Mr. Cassimy said during a newscast.

Sources close to the singer told the Associated Press and the celebrity website TMZ that her health was failing.

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Concertgoers in Detroit were keenly aware of the roads paved by Franklin.

"Lose Control" rapper Missy Elliott added: "My prayers are with Aretha Franklin & her family during this hard time".

Missy Elliot retweeted a message she had previously shared with her following, urging everyone to celebrate living legends while they are still present. He reportedly told concertgoers to "make some noise for Aretha Franklin" and offered his thoughts and prayers. "We were just kind of reminiscing about the good times we had".

As the Detroit Free Press reports, the couple opened their August 13 concert at Detroit's Ford Field by announcing that it was dedicated to Franklin.

"She will be so missed as a mother, sister, friend, cousin".

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Franklin underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer in 2010, and has battled undisclosed health issues in recent years, cancelling several planned concerts earlier this year as a result.

Franklin said she felt "exuberant" about her plans and at the time vowed to continue to do "some select things, many one a month, for six months out of the year".

"This previous year or so she's been challenged health wise but her spirits were high, always high, and her faith was always strong".

In 2005, Ms. Franklin was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom - the highest award for an American civilian - by then-president George W. Bush.

In 2017, Detroit honored Franklin by naming a street after her.

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