Soul Died With Aretha Franklin
Soul has just lost a pure gem. Aretha Franklin took her last breath today after a long struggle against cancer. She was 76.
It was her agent Gwendolyn Quinn who announced the bad news. According to her, she passed away in Detroit at 9:30 AM on Thursday august 16.
"In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds." The statement continues, "we have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers. We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time."
Franklin had to cancel many of her concerts because of her health issues since 2010.
Rest in peace, Queen of Soul.