BREAKING: Publicist for Aretha Franklin says the Queen of Soul died Thursday at her home in Detroit.— The Associated Press (@AP) August 16, 2018
- Family statement: “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. 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.”
- She died Thursday at 9:50 am due to “advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type.” She was 76.
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