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Aretha Franklin reported ‘seriously ill’ and receiving hospice care in Detroit

source: consequenceofsound.net

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is said to be gravely ill and currently receiving hospice care in Detroit. She is also surrounded by her family and friends according to US media.

The singer cancelled planned concerts earlier this year due to health concerns and was ordered by doctors to rest for two months.

Meanwhile, celebrity website TMZ has reported that a “long-time friend was told a week ago ‘prepare yourself, she’s dying.'” The source also adds Aretha was down to 86 pounds and her health was failing.

Upon hearing the sad news about the singer’s condition, famous personalities expressed their love and support on social media.

Beyonce dedicated her performance to the singer at the On The Run II Tour on Monday night in her hometown, while in the same show, DJ Khaled played Respect.

Considered as one of the great singers of all-time, Franklin is also a recipient of 18 Grammy Awards and was the first female performer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

She is best known for her songs “Respect” and “(You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman.”

In 2017, Aretha Franklin told a local Detroit news station that she would be retiring after collaborating on a new album with Stevie Wonder.

“I will be recording, but this will be my last year in concert.”

“This is it.”

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