The American soul singer Aretha Franklin is at the age of 76 died. That has her publicist reported to the news agency Associated Press (AP). She died at her home in Detroit.
The “Queen of Soul” is known for hits such as “Think”, “Respect” and “I say a little prayer”. She had been seriously ill and was at home for more than a week palliative care administered. In 2010 there was a cancer in her set.
Franklin scored during her career, some six decades spanned more than twenty number 1 hits in their own country. She was in total eighteen times been awarded a Grammy Award, the musical counterpart of the Oscars. Between 1968 and 1975, she won a whopping eight years in a row, the Grammy for best female r&b singers.
Franklin was also the first woman to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At the beginning of last year, announced her farewell from the music business.