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The queen of soul is dead

Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76.

the Singer died at his home in Detroit in the u.s. state of Michigan. It informs her assistant Gwendolyn Quinn to the news agency AP.

- In one of the darkest moments in our life, then we are not able to find adequate words to express the pain in our hearts, according to a statement from the family.

INTL. MusikNYT - 13. aug. 2018 - at. 16:11 Legendary singer seriously ill

Earlier in the week told Roger Friedman, a journalist and friend of the family that the singer was seriously ill due to her cancer, and that she had a long time again.

Blue book Aretha Franklin

Name: Aretha Louise Franklin.

Age: 76 years.

place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee.

the Son/daughter of: Pastor and gospelsanger Clarence La Vaughn and gospelsanger Barbara (Siggers) Franklin.

Nationality: American.

Career: Singer.

Marital status: Married to Ted White 1961-1969, married to Glynn Turman 1978-1984.

Children: Four sons. She gave birth to her first son when she was 12 years old.

the Facts:

Received 18 grammy awards, which honours the best music, nominated for 44.

Had 73 singles on the u.s. hitlistes the top 100, it has no other female artists released.

a Member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as the first woman.

Had a vowel, which stretched over four octaves.

Taught himself to play the piano without being able to read music.

Her father was shot during a robbery, and lay in a coma from 1979-1984, until he died.


A short selection: Respect, A Natural Woman, I Knew You Were Waiting, Bridge over Troubled Water, Chain of Fools, I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You).

Source: CNN.

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Aretha Franklin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010.

Earlier in the year canceled, and she a number of scheduled concerts, according to her doctor had ordered her to rest.

Her last appearance took place in november 2017, where she sang at a charity event in New York, the profits from which went to singer Elton John's aids foundation.

Aretha Franklin in the studio in 1961. Photo: All Over
Aretha Franklin was the first woman who was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

She has won 18 Grammy statuettes and is with a record sales of over 75 million copies of one of the best-selling, female artists of all time, and so she has had the entire 77 songs placed on the Billboard Hot 100 list.

INTL. MusikNYT - 14. aug. 2018 - at. 15:55 After the death sentence - how to have Aretha Franklin, the

Rolling Stone Magazine named her in the beginning of this millennium to history's greatest singer - right in front of Ray Charles and Elvis Presley.

Aretha Franklin on stage in New York in november 2017 - it was the star's last performance. Photo: AP

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