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Aretha Franklin Gravely Ill At 76

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Aug. 13 2018, Updated 10:56 a.m. ET

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Aretha Franklin, the music legend better know as the Queen Of Soul, is gravely ill at age 76, has learned.

The singer, who has won 18 Grammys over the course of her prolific career, has been battling cancer while alone in her Detroit home.

Franklin was originally diagnosed with the illness back in 2010 and has been bravely fighting it over the past few years.

She publicly performed at Philadelphia's Mann Center in August 2017 despite battling exhaustion and dehydration, but her last performance was on November 2, 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York.

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Franklin's  loved ones at her bedside as she fights for her life. Her heartbroken family is asking for prayers and privacy at this difficult time.

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