Aretha Franklin performing at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2015.
Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul is dead.
Known for having one of the greatest voices in music history, and for hits like "Respect," and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" Aretha Franklin died Today after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
She passed away in her Detroit home where she was under hospice care. She'd been in poor health for many months and she was reportedly down to 86 pounds. It was recently announced that she was gravely ill.
She was surrounded by friends and family when she passed.