Obituary of Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25th, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee) was a Singer-Songwriter who was famous because of her singing the blues (and soul). Aretha died on August 16, 2018 and her death was reportedly because of pancreatic cancer. She was 76 when she passed away.

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Aretha Franklin Biography Wiki:

    • Is She Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Franklin, Aretha Louise
    • Common Name: Aretha Franklin
    • Gender: Female
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: she/her
    • Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
    • Birth Date: March 25, 1942
    • Age: 76 (at death)
    • Occupation: Singer-Songwriter

    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Wopper
    • Favorite Color: Yellow (See all her faves at Hot-Forum)

    Aretha Louise's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Aretha Louise Franklin
    • Father: Reverend CL Franklin
    • Mother: Barbara Franklin
    • Brother(s):
      • Cecil Franklin
    • Sister(s):
      • Erma Franklin (March 13, 1938-September 7, 2002)
      • Carolyn Franklin (May 13, 1944-April 25, 1988)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Ted White (married 1961-divorced 1969)
      • Glynn Turman (married April 11, 1978-divorced 1984)
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Death Notice:

  • Date: August 16, 2018
  • Place: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
  • Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer
  • Interment: Buried Woodlawn Cemetery Detroit, Michigan

Category Tags:

Singer-SongwriterAmerican Born on March 25th Born in 1942 Born in TennesseeDied in 2018Died from Pancreatic cancer

Quotable Quotes:

"All I'm askin' Is for a little respect when you come home."

"I wanted to retain my individuality. I was afraid of being hampered by studio policies. I knew if someone else got control, I would be restrained."

"Trying to grow up is hurting, you know. You make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don't it hurts even more. (IMDB)"

Is Ms. Aretha Louise Franklin still alive? According to our unconfirmed records, she has passed away.

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Aretha Franklin @ Wikipedia
Aretha Franklin @ IMDB

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Last Updated: 2022-02-07 16:10:00
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