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DETROIT, MI. (THECOUNT) — The family of “Respect,” singer, Aretha Franklin, say Monday she is “gravely ill” and holdup in a Detroit hospital.
According to reports, the crooner known as the “Queen of Soul,” is surrounded by friends and family who describe he as being on her death bed.
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Showbiz 411 reported the family is asking for prayers and privacy. source
Franklin, 76, who has battled a number of health problems in recent years, last performed in November of 2017 at a fundraiser for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York.
Harry Hairston, an investigative reporter at the NBC station in Philadelphia, tweeted that he spoke with a close friend of Aretha Franklin. “Iconic singer not doing well,” he tweeted.
Spoke with close friend of Aretha Franklin and family. Iconic singer not doing well.
— Harry Hairston (@harryhairston) August 13, 2018
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