Aretha Franklin’s death reportedly ‘imminent’
Aretha Franklin’s death is reportedly “imminent,” sources say following reports that the legendary singer is “gravely ill. According to TMZ, the singer is likely to die today.
“A source very close to Aretha was told a week ago, ‘Prepare yourself, she’s dying,’” the website reports. “The source adds Aretha was down to 86 pounds and her health was failing. The source says 2 weeks ago everyone in Aretha’s circle was told ‘she could go any time.’”
So friends and family members have reportedly been gathering to say a final farewell to Franklin, who has been battling cancer for a very long time.
The Respect hitmaker, 76, did not want people to know about her illness so didn’t make it public. At the moment her family is asking for prayers and privacy as she suffers from cancer in a Detroit hospital.