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Aretha Franklin — Queen Of Soul Reportedly ‘Gravely Ill’

Fans feared the worst as singer quit touring

Aretha Franklin has reportedly been joined by family members as the beloved Queen of Soul is said to be fighting for her life! Roger Friedman of Showbiz 411 has reported that the legendary diva is “gravely ill in Detroit,” and that Aretha’s “family is asking for privacy.” The tragic development comes just months after The National ENQUIRER reported that insiders feared the worst as Aretha approached a year without performing a full concert. Aretha, 76, had previously hidden a recent battle with cancer, and both insiders and fans of the 18-time Grammy winner were shocked by her drastic weight loss at the end of 2017 —  although the “Respect” singer dismissed claims that she’d lost up to 200 pounds as “ludicrous!”