Aretha Franklin is Fighting for her Life


It has been reported that Aretha Franklin, the renowned American singer, is gravely ill.
She is surrounded by her friends and family in Detroit, Michigan which is where she grew up. Roger Friedman, a reporter, broke the news of her illness on Showbiz411.com.
He wrote that Franklin’s family is asking for prayers and privacy and she will be missed as a mother, sister, friend, and a cousin. He said that her legacy is larger than life, and is not just that Rolling Stone called her the number 1 singer of all times or that she is the Queen of Soul.
The singer has previously struggled with a bout of sickness. In 2010, she secretly had to get a surgery done to remove a tumor, but her attempts to keep the news private caused premature death reports in 2011, following suggestions that she had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
She gave her final public performance a year ago in Philadelphia, but her most recent performance was last November for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York. She was forced to cancel her shows earlier this year because she was ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest completely for two months.
Franklin has been a successful star of all times. She has released a total of 112 singles which landed on America’s billboard chart. She is the most-charted female in the history of the chart, and has released many hits including Natural Woman, Respect, I Say a Little Prayer and Think.
In addition to that, she is also considered the best-selling musical artists of all times. She has won 20 Grammy awards throughout her career, including three special honors.
Franklin is the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.




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