Recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as the greatest singer in history, soul diva Aretha Franklin died in Detroit.
That famous singer is fighting pancreatic cancer, it became known a few years ago. Last time she was up on stage last year as part of a gala concert organized by the Elton John Foundation for the fight against AIDS, singing a song, the singer announced his retirement.
A few days ago, the condition of 76-year-old star has deteriorated sharply, she managed to say goodbye to friends, fans and family surrounded them died the day before in their own home.
Aretha Franklin is famous in the world thanks to the unique performance of the compositions in the styles of rhythm and Blues, soul and gospel. Her career began at the age of 14, when, with the assistance of his father-the priest, she recorded an album of spiritual songs – this was her first experience in the style of gospel music. A real wave of popularity has covered the singer in 60-ies. Franklin was awarded with many prestigious awards including 18 Grammy statuettes, and became the first woman to be inducted into the Hall of fame rock-n-roll. The singer was married twice and raised four sons – the first born when Aretha was 12 years old, the second – in 14. Favorite phrase of the singer was: “I sing for those who take life for what it is.”