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Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin Passes Away at 76
August 16, 2018
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Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin Passes Away at 76

Aretha Franklin, known as the Queen of Soul, died Thursday at the age of 76. The music icon passed away at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to her longtime publicist Gwendolyn Quinn. Her official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. 🙏🏽...

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December 08, 2013
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Photos: Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin & Janelle Monáe Light Up Christmas With The Obama’s [VIDEO]

Even the rain couldn’t put a damper on the Christmas spirit. Despite the wet weather, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, and Janelle Monáe joined President Obama and the First Family for the lighting of the U.S. national Christmas tree in Washington, D.C. on Friday. The Queen of Soul performed “Joy to the World” while being...

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February 20, 2012
Celeb Blog

Aretha Franklin Addresses Absence From Whitney Houston’s Funeral

One familiar face that was missing from Whitney Houston’s homegoing service was her godmother, Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul had a show last night in New York City, but pulled out of her appearance at today’s funeral in Newark, New Jersey, where she was scheduled to perform. In a message posted on Facebook, she...

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May 18, 2011
Celebrities

Beyoncé, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx, Will & Jada Smith, Usher & More Bid Farewell To Oprah On “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular” [FLICKZ & VIDEO]

Oprah’s closest celebrity friends gathered under one roof at Chicago’s United Center for “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular,” a star-studded send-off to the talk show queen. Everyone from Madonna to Halle Berry was in the building to honor Oprah’s 25th and final season, and the waterworks were in full effect....

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January 14, 2011
Movies

Halle Berry Set To Play Aretha Franklin In Her Upcoming Biopic

Aretha Franklin has been vocal about which leading lady she would like to portray her on the big screen, and it appears that the Queen of Soul got what she wanted. Last year, the legendary singer sent out a press release to The Associated Press stating she wanted Oscar-winning superstar Halle Berry to tackle the lead role in an...

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