“”Queen of soul” Aretha Franklin died in the United States

The singer died at his home in Detroit on 77-m to year of life

Singer Aretha, Franklinite: AP/TASS

American singer Aretha Franklin, who is called the Queen of soul, died at his home in Detroit on 77-m to year of life, reports AP, citing a representative of the singer.

The cause of death Franklin was pancreatic cancer, said in a statement.

“One of the darkest moments of our lives we do not find the right words to Express the pain in our hearts. We lost the Chapter and support of our family,” – reads the statement of the relatives of Franklin. They also thank all the fans of the singer: “We felt your love Aretha, brings us the consolation that her legacy will live on”.

Franklin announced the termination of the concert activity of the disease in 2017.

“Lady Soul”

Growing up in Detroit in the family of a priest, Franklin beginning with the fact that her sisters sang in the Church choir. Already by the age of 25 she became a superstar and signed a contract with Columbia Records. She later moved to Atlantic Records, made it the record it has been recognized as one of the best singers of his time.

For half a century career, Franklin has recorded hundreds of songs, 20 of them reached number one on the R&B charts. Its main hits become (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Chain of Fools and Respect.

Franklin has earned 18 Grammy awards, and in January 1987 became the first woman whose name was included in the Hall of fame rock-n-roll. In 2005 he was awarded the American medal of Freedom. In November 2008, Rolling Stone magazine declared her the greatest singer in history.

Gone from the life of Aretha Франклин10 photos

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