Tributes pour in for the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin

Franklin died at 9:50 am at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and loved ones, according to a statement released by her publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn on behalf of her family. The statement said: “The 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 in Detroit.”

This comes after reports surfaced earlier in the week that the star had been in hospital care and that her family was with her during this time. The statement further said: “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.”

Franklin was known for her soulful and powerful voice that garnered her many hit songs that topped the charts worldwide. She was the first woman to have 100 hits on the U.S. Billboard charts, won 18 Grammy awards and was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Celebrities, fellow musicians and fans took to their social media platforms to bid the star farewell:

https://twitter.com/DonCheadle/status/1030116058495995905

 

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