Aretha Franklin dies at 76 after battle with cancer

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Queen of soul music, Aretha Franklin finally passed on today August 16th at age 76, after her battle with Cancer. News broke on Monday informing the world of her illness and her long-term battle.

The legendary singer died in her Detroit home under hospice care and surrounded by family. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010 and announced last year she was retiring from music.

She was admitted into the hospital on Monday after being in a critical state and her family asked fans for prayers. According to reports, she loved her life and in the last year talked so much about her incredible memories.

She will be remembered for her hit songs like “Respect” and “Natural Woman.”

She was surrounded by those closest to her

May her soul rest in peace

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