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The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin has passed today at the age of 76.
Franklin, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, died in Detroit. The legendary Memphis born singer was diagnosed with cancer back in 2010 and announced last year that she was retiring from the role of the musician.
Franklin was known for many legendary songs over her long seven-decade career. She is well known for songs like being Respect and Think. The late great singer gave her final performance just last November at a Gala in New York that was held in aid of the Elton John Aids Foundation.
Franklin was also a gospel singer/pianist and a celebrated Baptist preacher and was tutored in the arts at an early age by such gospel stars as Mahalia Jackson and Clara Ward. Franklin had struggled to find fame ...read more