Aretha Franklin, ‘The Queen of Soul,’ Dies At Age 76

By Cody Briana on August 16, 2018
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I wish I wasn’t writing this, but Aretha Franklin has died this morning at her home in Detroit. The Queen of Soul was 76 years old.

A family statement reveals “Franklin’s official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute.”

The family added: “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. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds.”

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