The Queen of Soul is ‘gravely ill’. Upon the news last night, family and friend have gathered to be with her during this time.
Franklin last performed in November of last year, and recently cancelled all upcoming shows. While she cancelled touring she still planned on recording, and occasionally performing at her namesake nightclub in Detroit.
Franklin was the first female to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and was listed as Rolling Stones Greatest Singer of All Time.