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Aretha Franklin, the ‘Queen of Soul,' Dies at 76

11 monthes ago   |   By NY Times

With hits like “Respect” and “Chain of Fools,” she defined a female archetype: sensual and strong, long-suffering but ultimately indomitable.
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Aretha Franklin, the 'Queen of Soul,' dead at 76

11 monthes ago   |   By The Morning Call

Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at 76, was a once-in-a-generation singer. She was the Queen of Soul, but she also ventured into - and mastered - virtually every style of music, from jazz and classical to rhythm and blues. She passed away at her home in Detroit, according to the late singer's...
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Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dead at 76; Here's our review from her 2014 Philly show

11 monthes ago   |   By The Morning Call

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died, according to reports. Franklin had not played in the Lehigh Valley in It would have been the first time Franklin has played the Lehigh Valley in 25 years, since playing to a near-sellout crowd at Easton's State Theatre in 1995. She was to have played at Bethlehem's...
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‘Greatest Vocalist I've Ever Known.' Celebrities Are Responding With Powerful Homages After the Passing of Soul Icon Aretha Franklin

11 monthes ago   |   By Time

Musical icon Aretha Franklin died at the age of 76 in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday morning.
The legendary Queen of Soul , known for her diva-worthy range and hits like “Respect” and “ Natural Woman,” was born in Memphis, Tennessee, but grew up singing in the her father's church in Detroit before becoming an international superstar. During her 6-decade career, Franklin won 18 Grammy awards and was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
It should come as no surprise that the music icon was widely mourned by celebrities and fans alike, especially by her...
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‘We've lost an American treasure': Tributes pour in for ‘Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin

11 monthes ago   |   By RT

Tributes are being paid to singer Aretha Franklin who has passed away at the age of 76. Known as the ‘Queen of Soul,' the music icon was hailed by online commentators as the “greatest American vocalist in history.”
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Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, dies at age 76

11 monthes ago   |   By ABC

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul who sold tens of millions of albums with songs like "Respect," has died at age 76.
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“Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin Dies at 76

11 monthes ago   |   By Slate

R&B legend Aretha Franklin has died at age 76, the Associated Press has confirmed. A representative for Franklin, Gwendolyn Quinn, told AP that Franklin died Thursday from advanced pancreatic cancer. Franklin's death follows reports on Monday that she had become “ seriously ill ” and was receiving hospice care.
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‘Say a Little Prayer': Music legend Aretha Franklin dies aged 76

11 monthes ago   |   By RT

Soul music icon Aretha Franklin has died, surrounded by her family and friends at her home in Detroit, following a long battle with illness. She was 76 years old.
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Aretha Franklin, The 'Queen Of Soul,' Dies At 76

Aretha Franklin, The 'Queen Of Soul,' Dies At 76

11 monthes ago   |   By NPR

One of the most powerful and beloved voices of all time died Thursday in Detroit. (Image credit: Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
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‘Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

11 monthes ago   |   By National Post

DETROIT - Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think” and her signature song, “Respect,” died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn.
The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer.
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Aretha Franklin, 76, Dies At Her Detroit Home

11 monthes ago   |   By CBS

DETROIT - Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think” and her signature song, “Respect,” died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn.
She sang and lived with soul and style. The daughter of a Baptist preacher, young Aretha got her start in the church choir. She became a single mother in her teens. But she kept pursuing her dream.
Her biggest hit, “Respect,” became an anthem of the civil rights and women's movements. Franklin won two Grammys for the song, and an honorary award from Martin Luther King...
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Soul Icon Aretha Franklin Dies at Age 76

Soul Icon Aretha Franklin Dies at Age 76

11 monthes ago   |   By Time

Aretha Franklin-the Queen of Soul and first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, whose songs like “Respect” and “Natural Woman” still move audiences decades after their release-died on Thursday at the age of 76.
Franklin died at her home in Detroit, her representative Gwendolyn Quinn confirmed, according to the Associated Press. She had battled a spate of health problems over the last few years, forcing the cancellation of multiple concerts this year. One of the most iconic musicians of the twentieth century, Franklin said last year that she planned to retire soon from...
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