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Old 08-13-18, 12:10 PM
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Aretha Franklin gravely ill [UPDATE: Dead at 76]

http://www.showbiz411.com/2018/08/12...-grammy-awards

Exclusive: Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Gravely Ill in Detroit, Winner of 18 Grammy Awards

This is exclusive, and heart breaking for me and for the family and friends of the great Aretha Franklin. She is gravely ill in Detroit. The family is asking for prayers and privacy.

Originally diagnosed with cancer in 2010, Aretha, who turned 76 in March, bravely battled back and refused to be knocked out by illness. Her last performance as on November 2, 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York. Her final public performance was at Philadelphia’s Mann Center in August 2017. It was a miraculous show as Aretha was already then fighting exhaustion and dehydration.

Aretha is surrounded by family and people close to her. She will be so missed as a mother, sister, friend, cousin. But her legacy is larger than life. It’s not just that Rolling Stone called her the number 1 singer of all time, or that she is the Queen of Soul. Long live the Queen.

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Old 08-13-18, 12:18 PM
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She's been dying for like 10 years.
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She's been dying for like 10 years.
Yeah, that's what I was going to say. Didn't she have pancreatic cancer years and years ago. Usually that's a death sentence in a few months.

Anyway, she was the best and I so love her most famous recordings. I remember watching The Blues Brothers on VCR as a kid and when she broke out with "Think", my jaw almost hit the floor.
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Yeah, that's what I was going to say. Didn't she have pancreatic cancer years and years ago. Usually that's a death sentence in a few months.

Anyway, she was the best and I so love her most famous recordings. I remember watching The Blues Brothers on VCR as a kid and when she broke out with "Think", my jaw almost hit the floor.

You are right about that. My Wife's Grandmother passed away last month from it. Once she got the news, it spread through her body in no time.
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I highly recommend her Greatest Hits SACD by MFSL if you want her classics in their best sound quality.
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A source is now saying her death is "imminent".
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She has passed...

Aretha Franklin, 'Queen of Soul,' has died: Report
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Old 08-16-18, 10:48 AM
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One of my all time favorite movies. Elvis died on the same day in 77

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This is the sort of performance that surpasses the original version to become the definitive version. Aretha Franklin has been one of my favorites since I first saw The Blues Brothers when I was a little kid, with the most memorable performance in the whole film. Thanks for posting that, jpcamb.

Thank you for sharing your God-given gift of song with the world. Rest in peace, you beautiful woman.

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I was sad when I got up, opened the tv and saw the news. I think I had something in my eye at some point because I reached for a tissue. I've always loved jazz, soul and R&B and all the fantastic ladies (Ella, Lady Day, Aretha, Etta James,...) who touched my heart.

RIP "Queen of Soul".
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One of my all time favorite movies. Elvis died on the same day in 77
I was going to say "didn't Animal House come out in 78?" but I misunderstood what you meant. So yup, both died on August 16th. Oddly enough, my b-day is on the 15th.
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RIP to a legend.

I still remember back in the late 90's when Aretha was able to re-invent herself and released a hip-hop album, which was actually really good.

That Kennedy Center performance was really magical. I loved Carole King's reactions.
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Old 08-16-18, 06:34 PM
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Rip

A beautiful Legend who made beautiful soulful music to make people happy.

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Who knew both would be gone so soon.

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Hey, if we're going into cheesy 80s duets, let's not forget my favorite with two incredible voices :

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Who knew both would be gone so soon.
I wouldn't call 76 so soon. It's pretty much the average age someone dies.
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I wouldn't call 76 so soon. It's pretty much the average age someone dies.
Well, when you take out people who die young due to accidents or illnesses, 76 is a little short of average - but not a lot short.

She had a good run. And a great career!
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I don't care what kind of music you like, this is pretty awesome...

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Who knew both would be gone so soon.


You beat me to it

RIP
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Long live the Queen!
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The worst tribute ever.

All she did was talk about herself.

What a B!

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