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Aretha Franklin dies aged 76

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Radio DJFM are very saddened to hear the loss of Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin.

CNN Have Reported –

Aretha Franklin, whose gospel-rooted singing and bluesy yet expansive delivery earned her the title “the Queen of Soul,” has died, a family statement said Thursday. She was 76. Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf of Franklin’s family from her longtime publicist Gwendolyn Quinn. 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,” the family statement said.

Her death comes three days after a source close to Franklin told CNN’s Don Lemon that the singer was in hospice care.