Aretha Franklin's Final Public Performance

The icon's final performance was in November last year where, despite looking frail, there was no stopping her.

Aretha Franklin's family have confirmed that the legendary musical genius has passed away at the age of 76. The Queen of Soul passed away at her home in Detroit surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Franklin's final public performance was in November last year, for Elton John's AIDS Foundation in New York at the St John Divine Cathedral.

John was among one of the many, many celebrities to pay tribute to Franklin following the news of her passing on Twitter.

John added, "I was fortunate enough to spend time with her and witness her last performance".

"She was obviously unwell and I wasn't sure she could perform. But Aretha did and she raised the roof."

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Video of the performance featured Franklin looking thin, with many commenting that the then 75-year-old looked "frail", however that didn't stop the 18-time Grammy winner from capturing the entire audience as she sang "I Say A Little Prayer".

Prior to her final performance, Franklin announced her retirement in early 2017, and reflected on her incredible legacy and impact on the music industry.

"I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from and where it is now."

"I’ll be pretty much satisfied, but I’m not going to go anywhere and just sit down and do nothing. That wouldn’t be good either."

Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Has Passed Away