Final Farewell!

Aretha Franklin — The Detroit Diva’s Amazing Life In Photos

Queen of Soul's triumphs and private battles!

Aretha Franklin was hailed as the Queen of Soul after unleashing her incredible four-octave vocal range on the pop charts — with the Detroit diva helping to establish her adopted hometown as a musical mecca for fellow artists. She sold more than 75 million records while topping the charts with hits including “Respect,” “Chain of Fools” and “Natural Woman.” Aretha was also a pioneer as a female singer/songwriter, and left millions mourning after she passed away at 76 years old from pancreatic cancer. She’s also brought in massive lines of fans saying goodbye to Aretha one more time, with the Queen lying in state before her funeral on Aug. 31, as her adoring public looked back at her amazing career…