member, 1235 posts
Fri 17 Aug 2018
at 13:35
RIP Aretha Franklin
Ms Franklin died on the 16th of this month. The great singer known as the Queen of Soul.

On August 13, 2018, Franklin was reported to be gravely ill at her home in Riverfront Towers, Detroit.[114][115] She was reported to be under hospice care and surrounded by friends and family. Stevie Wonder, Jesse Jackson, and ex-husband Glynn Turman, among others, visited her on her deathbed.[116] Franklin died at her home on August 16, 2018, aged 76.[117] The cause was reported to be pancreatic cancer.[118][119] (Copied from Wikipedia)
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Fri 17 Aug 2018
at 18:02
RIP Aretha Franklin
That is a well sourced notice :P

TV had clips of her recently performing I think last year. Always impressive how dedicated some of these artists are still rocking out well into retirement age.
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Fri 17 Aug 2018
at 18:05
RIP Aretha Franklin
Oh no!  That's very sad.  I knew her health had been poor, but it's sad to know she's gone.  There'll never be another one like her.