Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Aretha Franklin's Family Denies Death Reports


This week rumors swirled that the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin was on her death bed and her family was asking for prayers.

Not so fast...

From People Magazine
“She’s alert, laughing, teasing, able to recognize people,” Franklin’s nephew Tim Franklin tells PEOPLE following the news of the 76-year-old star’s illness Monday.
“Family is there with her,” he said. “She’s home.”
“I saw her a week ago Friday and we talked for about 45 minutes to an hour. My brother was there on Saturday and she was alert, talking, laughing, joking,” Tim continued. “She’s watching TV, so god forbid she sees all of this ‘Aretha’s dead,’ so I don’t want to dampen her spirits on that.”
Tim tells PEOPLE that while the singer “is sick,” her family is “trying to keep her spirits up and go from there.”
“We believe she’ll pull through it, she believes she’ll pull through it, and that’s the important thing,” he added.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

that was a week ago Friday. This MONDAY morning the family began to say goodbye. A Rose is Still a Rose!! Much Love and Respect to the Queen of Soul.

Anonymous said...

Well Wishes @Ms. Aretha "The Queen of Soul" Franklin.

#Rock Steady, Baby!!!

Anonymous said...

Long live the Queen!

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

A rose is still a rose. Well wishes to the Queen of soul.

Anonymous said...

Didn't JayZ & Bey dedicate their concert in Detroit to Aretha?

I hope she pulls through also and is with us for another 20 yrs! We've lost too many originators in recent years.

Anonymous said...

8:16 AM Just to be clear, Tim last saw her on Friday. The article came out today, August 14th. Her family is in constant contact with her and would've updated PEOPLE Mag if need be.

If you gonna tell it, tell it right!

Anonymous said...

The thing is if she been dealing with pancreatic cancer in the past few years, she's already exceeded the average life expectancy. Not surprised if the media took something out of context.

Anonymous said...

THE QUEEN OF SOUL BABY!!! nobody will ever be able to fill those shoes! Ledgendary hands down I send my prayers and blessings to the queen love you Aretha

Anonymous said...

Well wishes to the QUEEN OF SOUL!!! The one and only.

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