Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Passes Away At 76

Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Passes Away At 76

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Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul who conquered the charts in the 60’s, has passed away Thursday morning due to pancreatic cancer. Her niece has confirmed the reports.

“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” said her publicist.

The Queen of Soul has had seventy-seven entries on the Billboard Hot 100 R&B chart, twenty of them consisting of number one hits. Franklin also won eighteen Grammys.

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