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Aretha Franklin Near Death

Aug 13, 2018  •  Post A Comment

The family of Aretha Franklin has reportedly been told that the legendary soul singer is near death — and is likely to die today, TMZ reports.

Friends and family members have reportedly been gathering to say a final farewell to Franklin, 76, who has been battling cancer.

“A source very close to Aretha and a longtime dear friend tells TMZ he was told a week ago, ‘Prepare yourself, she’s dying,'” the website reports. “The source adds Aretha was down to 86 pounds and her health was failing. The source says 2 weeks ago everyone in Aretha’s circle was told ‘she could go any time.'”

Franklin has been in poor health in recent years. “She has performed, but only on a limited basis … most recently last November at an Elton John AIDS Foundation event,” TMZ notes.


  1. One of the true musical greats, a pioneer as well as a living legend. My thoughts and prayers are with both Ms. Franklin and her loved ones

  2. Dear Ms Aretha Franklin sending my prayers to you and your family.you are one of the Greatest singers of All Time.May God Bless ALWAYS remember You Are Loved by Thousands around the World you are a Shining Light…one of your Biggest Fans

  3. Love ya Soror Franklin Praying for you and your family always Our Good Lord is and will always be with you and yours You gave the world all God gave u Much Delta Love

  4. Omg. Aretha I truly have loved you all my life. You got me through my first heartbreak and taught me how yo be strong and sassy. I truly truly love you. Praying for peace and healing.

  5. Sister Aretha, you ARE and will always be in my opinion the GREATEST female singer and performer of all time. When GOD calls you home, there will be much rejoicing up in heaven where you will definitely be going. You have given the world much joy for many a year and we will always LOVE you. GOD bless the family.

  6. God bless this legendary R&B singer as she nears life end!

  7. I love you and you’ll always be the queen to me

  8. My Queen I have loved You as Your Sanging. Listen to Ablumns Over and Over. Prayers are With You. God Bless You

  9. There will never another like Re Re…

  10. To my buteful Queen I Well miss you you well all was be in my heart Aretha Franklin my prayers is what you and the family God is what you know prayers is going up for you my Queen of soul love you.

  11. Ms. Franklin, I’m praying for you and your family. I have always loved your music. I pray that God’s will be done as to His word. Please know that I found my angel; a songbird like none other. Love and peace to you and your family.

  12. You are love and truly be miss no more crying

  13. Blessed was I to grow up to my parents jamming to ur music. Sparkle was burned in my memory while my Moma pressed my hair on Sunday mornings. Thank you for sharing your gifts. May your next journey be peaceful and filled with soul. My prayers to you and your family Queen Aretha Franklin.

  14. dear Aretha prayers r going up t heaven for you..we love u..!! hope the good Lord heals u..I love your music please rest and get better !!!? love u ..queen of soul forever….

  15. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust…

  16. I grew up listing to this wonderful legons music i am praying for you and family.

  17. Aretha thank you for giving me joy during the rough times in my life. Your music was such an inspiration to me. God has another mission for you, I’m sure heaven can use another gospel and soul singer. No more suffering, no more pain. Rest in peace my friend

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