Aretha Franklin Gravely Ill At 76

//aretha franklin gravely ill in detroit pp
Source: Getty Images

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

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

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.

Article continues below advertisement

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.

We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for Email us at, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.



© Copyright 2022 Radar Media Group LLC. RADAR and RADARONLINE are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.