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Aretha Franklin reportedly ‘gravely ill’

PICTURED: Aretha Franklin

LEGENDARY SOUL singer Aretha Franklin is ‘gravely ill’ according to a new report.

Showbiz 411 reports that the 76-year-old Queen of Soul is “surrounded” by her closest friends and family, after battling extensive health problems in recent years.

While the report from Showbiz 411 is currently the only report on her condition, NBC Philadelphia's anchor investigative reporter Harry Hairston tweeted just before 1am local time he had spoke to a friend Franklin's who shared that the 'iconic singer not doing well.'

Franklin was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and delivered her most recent performance at the Elton John AIDS Foundation party in New York last November.

Her final public performance was at Philadelphia's Mann Center in August 2017.
She had revealed earlier in 2017 that it would be her final year performing.

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