Last Update 17:22
Thursday, 17 October 2019

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at age 76

Ahram Online , Thursday 16 Aug 2018
Singer Aretha Franklin performs at Radio City Music Hall in New York in this February 17, 2012. (Reu
Singer Aretha Franklin performs at Radio City Music Hall in New York in this February 17, 2012. (Reuters)
Views: 3489
Views: 3489
The Queen of Soul music Aretha Franklin (1942 - 2018) has died at 76, according to a family statement.
Franklin died at 9:50 am at her home in Detroit surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf of Franklin's family from her longtime publicist Gwendolyn Quinn.
Her death comes three days after a source close to Franklin told CNN's Don Lemon that the singer was in hospice care.
The legendary singer was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and announced last year she was retiring from music.
Franklin was known for hits like Respect, Think, Lean on Me, and Angel.
She had more than 20 US number one Billboard hits over a career spanning seven decades.
Franklin gave her final performance last November at a gala in New York held in support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.