Legendary singer Aretha Franklin said to be ‘gravely ill’


Aretha Franklin poses on the red carpet before the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors December 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images)

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DETROIT — The Queen of Soul is said to be ‘gravely ill,’ according to Showbiz 411.

The legendary singer Aretha Franklin is reportedly among family in Detroit.

The news emerged Sunday evening, and many eagerly awaited further corroborating reports.

The Associated Press and TMZ reported someone close to Franklin confirmed that the singer is seriously ill on Monday morning.

With word spreading quickly, her name and “Queen of Soul” were trending on Twitter through the morning with many tweeting their sympathies and concern.

Showbiz 411 reports Franklin, 76, was diagnosed with cancer back in 2010.

After a 56-year career, Aretha Franklin decided to put down the mic and announced her retirement in 2017, according to  WDIV.

True to her word, her final show was on November 2, 2017.

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