Aretha Franklin Gravely ill

Legendary singer nicknamed “The Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, is gravely ill and surrounded by family members according to Fox13 Memphis.

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Franklin, born was March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee. Her family moved to Detroit when she was young. At 18 Franklin began singing R&B after beginning in the church. She signed with Atlantic Records in 1967. She earned 18 Grammy Awards and a Presidential Medal of Freedom during her storied career. In 2005, she was recognized by then-President George W. Bush who described her as “a woman of achievement, deep character and I loving heart.”

 

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