Grammy superstar Aretha Franklin died of cancer at age 76 in her Detroit home surrounded by friends and family. In a released statement by her family, “in one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family.”
R E S P E C T singer Franklin was one of the most celebrated and popular voices in music dubbing her the “queen of soul.”
Born in Memphis in 1942, and relocated to Detroit where she began singing in her fathers church. From early gospel singer to 18 Grammy’s and becoming the first woman ever inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame, R E S P E C T singer Franklin was one of the most celebrated and popular voices in music dubbing her the “queen of soul.”
Coincidently, Elvis Presley, King of Rock and Roll died on this same day back in 1977.