Chicago Singer Aretha Franklin, a multiple Grammy award-winner star whose legacy stretches back decades, is gravely ill and surrounded by relatives, a reporter and family friend wrote on his website Today.
According to Showbiz, she’s in a “gravely ill” state as those around her are preparing for the worst and the family is asking for prayers and privacy.
Aretha was reportedly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2011, but she denied reports that she carried the disease.
She has also been battling numerous health problems for years and had to cancel a series of concerts citing “doctor’s orders.”
Last February, Aretha announced that 2017 would be her last year “in concert.”
The 76 year-old “Queen of Soul” known for hits such as “Respect” (1967) and “I Say a Little Prayer” (1968), is reportedly in serious condition while being housed in a Detroit hospital.
The family is asking for prayers and privacy,” wrote Roger Friedman on the Showbiz 411 website.