The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Has Died, Aged 76

The Queen of Soul has passed away surrounded by family and friends at her home in Detroit.

The Queen of Soul has died aged 76.

The singer passed away on Thursday surrounded by family in home in Detroit, US.

Aretha Franklin performs at the International Jazz Day Concert on the South Lawn of the White House of the Washington,2016. Photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster

The late singer's last performance was in 2017 at Elton's John's AIDS Foundation where she looked frail.

During her final days she was visited by her ex husband and the Rev Jesse Jackson. Artists such as Beyoncé dedicated performances to her during her final days.

People across the globe have taken to social media to express their gratitude and love for the icon. 

She had been receiving hospice care at home in her final days.

Aretha Franklin attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala  in 2017, in New York. Photo:Andy Kropa/Invision/AP

The singer had been plagued with health problems over recent years and had lost all three siblings to cancer.

Born to a preacher father and a piano player mother in Memphis Tennessee the singer became a reckoning force in the music industry. She was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Aretha Franklin joins George Michael during his Faith World Tour in 1988. Photo: AP Photo/Rob Kozloff

She  won eighteen Grammys and was awarded the presidential Medal Of Freedom in 2005.

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Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Has Passed Away