The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, gravely ill and surrounded by family members, has one request of her adoring fans, her nephew exclusively told RadarOnline.com. “She’s requesting prayer, pray for her strength. That’s what we are doing,” Tim Franklin, 60, said in an exclusive interview. Relatives aren’t giving up on the 76-year-old R&B legend, who Read More
I saw a headline about Aretha Franklin’s rapidly failing health last night but chose not to believe it because it was unsourced on my Twitter timeline. Why burden myself with a terrible rumor before bed, I thought. Unfortunately, Detroit’s Local 4 News has just confirmed her illness with family members.
DETROIT — Family of soul music legend Aretha Franklin told WIVB Monday that she is “gravely ill.” They are asking for prayers for the “queen of soul.” Franklin, 76, is reportedly in Detroit surrounded by family and friends. WIVB reported that she told them last year that she knew her concert performing days were nearing an ended. “This will be my last year,” Franklin told WIVB. “I will be recording, but this will be my last year in concert. This […]