Aretha Franklin Dies at 76

Aretha Franklin Dies at 76

Alexis Jefferson

Aretha Franklin, also known as the ‘Queen of Soul’ and one of the ‘greatest singers of all time’, has passed away on Thursday August 16, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan at the age of 76 due to advanced pancreatic cancer.
Aretha Franklin was born March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee but she grew up in Detroit, Michigan. Franklin’s career began in the church with gospel music and as it progressed she turned to pop music while still keeping her soulful roots. She was a powerhouse of a singer and made history throughout her career.

Aretha Franklin’s accomplishments

a few ARetha franklin’s biggest hits

Singers paying their respects

Aretha Franklin carved a path for others that many thought would never exist, her importance within the African-American community is tremendous as is her career to the current music industry due to her influence on artists today. Her legacy will live on and she will not be forgotten.