Thursday, August 16, 2018

R.I.P Aretha Franklin


Aretha Franklin's family announces her passing...

It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Aretha Louise Franklin, the Queen of Soul, in a statement issued by Franklin’s family through her longtime publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn.
Franklin, 76 years old, passed away on Thursday morning, August 16 at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, MI, surrounded by family and loved ones. Franklin’s official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s Oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, MI.
“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds.”
“We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers. We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days.

55 comments:

Country said...

Rest easy Queen, job well done.

Anonymous said...

Rest well Queen♡

Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace @ Ms. Aretha Franklin

@Queen of Soul....Rest Easy

#Rock Steady, Baby!!!

Anonymous said...

Queen of Soul forever Rest In Peace!

Anonymous said...

Rest In Power Queen ''''

Anonymous said...

Heaven is rockin' this morning. RIP, Queen.

Anonymous said...

No disrespect but Beyonce is the only true Queen.

Anonymous said...

Arerha had an issue with Queen Bey a couple of years ago when Bey dud a tribute to Tina Turner at the Grammys.

Hopefully, Aretha amended her ways and was able to apoligize to Queen Bey before she died.

Anonymous said...

^^^ you BEOYTCH stans EAT A DICK !!

E-STROKES said...

The QUEEN of SOUL and SHADE has died. LONG LIVE THE QUEEN IN OUR HEARTS. Her body of work. Mind boggling. Her music. Always a part of my life. I will miss her presence in the world. A deep chasm is left by her departure.

Anonymous said...

@11:07:

NO, BITCH. ARETHA IS, WAS AND WILL ALWAYS BE, THE TRUE QUEEN. Ya dumb ass must be 12 years old.....

Anonymous said...

@11:07, you mean the same BeyoncĂ© that LIP SYNCHED at the First Black President’s Inauguration? Then the Real Singer Aretha, sang the next Inauguration and blew it out the water with her REAL VOICE. RIP to a True Artist who kept her close on, and her butt cheeks covered.

Anonymous said...

Rip Ms Aretha
Join the heavenly choir queen

Anonymous said...

R in NYC says:

Rest in Heavenly Peace.

Anon said...

Bey is the heir apparent to Franklin. That's why uts important that we celebrate our legends why they're in earth with us.

Anon said...

I'm nit trying to start nithung Aretha hasn't had a hit sing in many years.
Beyonce keeps evolving.

Anonymous said...

Aretha truly will always be the QUEEN OF SOUL. Why did anybody drag the bk into a tribute. The woman sang in English, Italian, Opera, Spanish, played instruments, Dear God no measure there nice that she paved alot of ways but she was thee one. #Singinpeace.

Anonymous said...

Aretha just died. Bey been dead she just refuse to be buried. GTFOH with tributes to her ass.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P Queen Aretha Franklin. SN: why are people talking about Beyonce on here? This is about one of the greatest artist in the history of music and you ignorant mfs want bring up someone that is completely irrelevant to this post. SMDH

Anonymous said...

The kartrashians or some other yt trash are posting bey references
Black people wouldn't do that shyt

Anonymous said...

I'm nit trying to start nithung Aretha hasn't had a hit sing in many years.
Beyonce keeps evolving.

_________________
She didn't have to. She has a catalog of decades of classics in several music categorizes.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P queen your work is done you did a magnificent job you will always be remembered as THE QUEEN OF SOUL BABY! Thank for all of the beautiful music R. I.P you will always be remembered and never forgotten ever! I send my condolences and sympathy to the family and friends R.I.P Queen job well done

Anonymous said...

I'm a member of the Bey Hive and these are not STANs in here dissin' the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. These are trolls looking to create havoc. Don't fall for it, y'all. Beyonce's real fans are RESPECTFULLY here for Ms. Franklin, the Queen.

RIP, Queen.

Anonymous said...

Why are there children playing around in the post?! No goddamned respect!

Rest In Peace Queen.

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

RIP Queen of Soul.

To the bey stans eat a dick, you are the reason why people despise beyonce, can't even have a fucking thread dedicated to a true legend, without you asshats bringing up your deity. Sit the fuck down you pathetic assholes, you serve no purpose other than to make people dislike your queen, disrespectful dickheads.

Anonymous said...

Disrespecting Aretha but writing dissertations on why Cardi is the "best" in another post. Fuck this dumb ass generation.

Anonymous said...

She will be greatly missed. And she worked right up to the very end. When she sang Nessun Dorma I was blown away and crying my eyes out!!!

I read a blind that Cloven-Hoof Clive already had her tribute planned months ago. F that bastard!

dannyplumm42 said...

Wow,my heart truly does ache. She had a long battle. 76 is not old but wise. Something that money or youth could ever buy. Now she's at peace.

Yes, I'm That Leah said...

I was listening to my favorite album of hers Get It Right on Saturday. I don't know why, but I kept playing it over and over while I was packing away my stuff. I'm moving soon. Around 7PM, in my spirit, I felt something was not right with Ms. Franklin, and I Google'd her.

I was hoping she'd pull through again, but by yesterday I knew it was not a rumor, as Aretha would not have allowed such things to be said about her. I tried to prepare myself, but... I am very upset.

She was a true genius ( all of her recordings were done in one take). She could sing anything.... write anything and play that piano... words can express the gravity of we just lost, and the state of black music.

I'm going to cherish the memories.


Anonymous said...

ARETHA WAS/ IS THE GREATEST SINGER ALIVE AND THE OTHER WHITNEY HOUSTON IS GONE ALSO. RIP TO TRUE A TRUE, NO HOLD BARRED, ALWAYS HERSELF, ZERO FUGGS GIVEN ARTIST WHO ALWAYS WAS TRUE TO HERSELF AND HER ARTISTRY. I guess its all on Patti now lol

Thick brix said...

Beyonce recently before Aretha's passing paid homage to her. Beyonce did a tribute to Aretha when it made news of her falling gravely ill!!! I'm deeply saddened by this news but her legacy will live on! RIP Aretha Franklin!!!

Anonymous said...

ARETHA IS THE QUEEN OF SOUL EVEN IF SHE'S DEAD AND THAT IS ALL

Chrissy Snow said...

Damn. RIP to the real Queen, she will be greatly missed. 76 is still too young to go.

Anonymous said...

STFU ABOUT BEYONCE! FUCK THAT HOE!

RIP ARETHA!

Anon said...

Beyonce is the heir apparent. That fact that Aretha died let us now that we must respect and pay tribute to Beyonce.

Anonymous said...

wow the trolls are deep in this mug today lol

Anonymous said...

@3:04PM. I know, this proves to you that satan does exist. It's obvious that Aretha went to heaven and he's mad. Once again, Rest in Paradise, ARETHA!!!!!

Unknown said...

Some of you young people are just ignorant. Ther are no words for the level of your ignorance. I guess you can only blame you parents.

RIP Queen

Anonymous said...

The QUEEN of SOUL RIP! Travel easy and far. Yes, you will be missed.
Your body of work speaks for itself.

Anonymous said...

i'm sorry but ARetha looks like an old man in the pic above. Snitch couldn't find a better photo. I've never seen a ugly picture of Beyonce. js

Anonymous said...

@ 11:58

let's be honest. Aretha OVER SANG most of her songs. she actually holler more than sing. she doesn't show a lotta of restrains in her vocals.

I personally think she contributed to the stereotype of fat Black women being loud in public.

Anonymous said...

Yup based on 4:06 comment these are yt trolls
Sam Smith is that you bitch?

Anonymous said...

4:18pm
You are so right 4:06pm is a white racist troll. Those white racist trolls are all up in the comment section.
Krackers says they hate black folks, but they stay sniffing up our asses.





Anonymous said...

I'm not white. I just call it like I see it. Aretha could not sing. she scream and hollered.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

smh...Bey fans on some powerful sh** lol...ya'll must be high as a MF lmao

Anonymous said...

@4:52

SHOVE IT. While you're at it, go clean out your ears!

Anonymous said...

Aretha's songs from 30 years ago are STILL classics unlike anything that p popper has recorded. It must suck hairy balls when a TRUE legend passes and steals the shine/spotlights/attention/news/itunes/downloads/memories for these gimmicks. You mad r nah

Anonymous said...

4:52
Bette midler, Sam Smith, kartrashians
Take your honkey asses and eat a dick

Anonymous said...

@5:14

"Irreplaceable" is just as god and BETTER THAN "respect".

SORRY TO DISAPPOINT

Anonymous said...

And take Roseanne uggly fat kkkraka ass too

Anonymous said...

Today, she praises BeyoncĂ© for carrying the torch for feminism in pop. “Astrologically, for what it’s worth, she’s a Virgo, like Michael Jackson,” Franklin says. “A very hard worker.”

-Areatha Franklin ,Rolling Stone Interview (2014)

Anonymous said...

Irreplacable LMMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO STFU and pass me some of that coke kk u can't sing anything

Anonymous said...

It's some dumb people on here...thought this was a tribute to the Queen who is the dummy who listed Beyonces whole concert tour?...what a idiot...anyway...thank you Aretha for all that good music rest in Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Much respect to the Queen, Aretha Franklin. A voice like no other. She will be sorely missed. Thank you Queen for the music, the message and the legacy. One of a kind woman. Forever the Queen

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