Aretha Franklin The Queen Of Soul Passes Away


Earlier in the week, Aretha Franklin returned home from the hospital to be with her family, today, we sadly report, the Queen Of Soul has passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76

On Monday night, Beyoncé and Jay-Z dedicated their “On The Run II” concert to Franklin while performing in her hometown, Detroit according to the Daily Mail.

With 18 Grammy awards won from over 40 nominations, over 75 million albums sold around the world and the first woman inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha had a release in every decade since the 1960’s.

Entertainers, athletes, politicians, media outlets, fans and dignitaries from all walks of life around the world showed their R-E-S-P-E-C-T for this extraordinary lady on social media outlets.

Below you can listen to Aretha in concert from 1971 at the Fillmore, enjoy great music and videos as well as the hits heard here on The Beat throughout the week and in our app

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