The 76-year-old singer died in her Detroit home due to advanced pancreatic cancer.
"Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin has passed away on Thursday (August 16) according to a statement from her family.
The 76-year-old singer died in her Detroit home in the US due to advanced pancreatic cancer.
Tributes for Aretha has flooded social media including messages from former US President Barrack Obama and his wife Michelle.
Aretha was the first woman admitted to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. She had 88 Billboard chart hits including "Respect," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," and "Think."