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Aretha Louise Franklin

Also Known As: "“The Queen of Soul”", "Sister Ree", "Re-Re"
Birthplace: Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 16, 2018 (76)
her home, Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Michigan, United States (advanced pancreatic cancer)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of C. L. Franklin and Barbara Vernice Franklin
Ex-wife of Private and Private
Partner of Private; Private and Private
Mother of Private; Private; Private and Private
Sister of Erma Vernice Garrett; Reverend Cecil L. Franklin; Carolyn Ann Franklin and Vaughn Cavanaugh Franklin
Half sister of Vaughn Cavanaugh Franklin and Carlellen Kelley-Smith

Occupation: Singer
Managed by: Private User
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About Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, active since 1956. Franklin won 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best selling female artists of all time, selling 75 million records world-wide. She was the first female performer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. She recorded 112 charted singles on Billboard, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart's history.

Mary J. Blige paid tribute:

“Aretha is a gift from God. When it comes to expressing yourself through song, there is no one who can touch her. She is the reason why women want to sing.”


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Aretha Franklin's Timeline

March 25, 1942
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States
August 16, 2018
Age 76
Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Michigan, United States