American singer-songwriter and pianist, Aretha Franklin (aka the Queen of Soul), has died at age 76 on August 16, 2018.
She was a self-taught piano prodigy, vocalist and songwriter. Aretha Franklin was a very bit hit in the late 1960s and until she got older.
Aretha Franklin died of advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. She had been ill for a long time.
Funeral arrangements for Aretha will be announced in the coming days.
Aretha Franklin started as a gospel singer in her father’s church in Detroit City, Michigan, USA. Her version of ‘Respect‘ in 1967 was her first US chart-topper, crossing musical racial and gender barriers.
She had 77 ‘Hot 100 chart’ entries, and was awarded 18 Grammys out of 44 nominations.
– Respect (1967)
– I Say a Little Prayer (1968)
– Natural Woman (1968)
– Chain of Fools (1968)
– I Knew You Were Waiting (1986)
– Ain’t No Way (1968)
– Until You Come Back to Me (1974)
– Think (1968)