The legendary ‘Queen of Soul’ is dead

Glen Bart,

Aretha Franklin in one of her great performances. (Photo by Getty Images)

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 16th August, 2018 ( – Seventy-six-year-old, 18 times Grammy winner, Aretha Franklin, has died from neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer, a family source informed the news media.

Aretha Franklin hits also topped the Top Ten US Chart 17 times in a career that spanned seven decades.

According to a media source, tributes to the legendary singer have been made by persons such as Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John, Mariah Carey and Britney Spears.

US President Donald Trump and his daughter is said to have tweeted tributes to the singer.

The BBC reported, “Former President Barack Obama, whose inauguration she performed at, released an emotive statement with his wife Michelle saying Franklin’s music ‘helped define the American Experience’.”

According to the BBC, Civil Rights campaigners Reverend Jesse Jackson and Reverend Al Sharpton shared touching tributes to their friend of decades, while the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) released a statement celebrating Aretha Franklin’s life and contribution to the US civil rights cause.

Top Photo: Aretha Franklin singing at the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

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