DETROIT (REUTERS) – Aretha Franklin, the legendary soul singer who has fallen gravely sick, was visited at her Detroit-area home on Tuesday (Aug 14) by fellow recording artist Stevie Wonder, US civil rights chief Jesse Jackson and ex-husband Glynn Turman, her publicist mentioned.
Franklin, 76, a one-time gospel singer whose reign because the “Queen of Soul” has spanned greater than 50 years, is underneath hospice care at her home, in keeping with publicist Gwendolyn Quinn.
Quinn declined to debate Franklin’s ailment, however mentioned: “She’s seriously ill.”
The singer, whose hit songs embody Chain Of Fools and Think, has a long-standing skilled relationship with Wonder, with whom she carried out 13 years in the past on the Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards in Pasadena, California.
She and Turman had been married from 1978 to 1984.
In her heyday of the 1960 and 1970s, Franklin dominated the music charts with hits together with I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You), Baby, I Love You, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, and Respect, a canopy of an Otis Redding tune that turned a track of empowerment through the US civil rights period.
Franklin’s followers, together with former US President Bill Clinton, have taken to social media to specific their ideas.
“Like people all around the world, Hillary and I are thinking about Aretha Franklin tonight & listening to her music that has been such an important part of our lives the last 50 years,” Clinton mentioned in a tweet on Monday night time.