Aretha Franklin’s ex-husband, Glynn Turman, has said the singer was “fighting all the way” before her death.
Tributes have continued to flood in for Aretha Franklin.
Former US president Barack Obama has said that Aretha Franklin graced people “with a glimpse of the divine” whenever she sang.
Aretha Franklin was a “one-of-a-kind” talent who inspired countless other artists, according to her friend Kim Sledge.
Stars of the entertainment world have praised the “simply peerless” Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin for her impact on music following her death aged 76.
Aretha Franklin was one of the great musical figures of the 20th century.
Singer Aretha Franklin became known as the Queen of Soul for a string of seminal pop songs throughout a career that spanned five decades.
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has died aged 76.
Soul singer Aretha Franklin has died aged 76 at her home in Detroit, her publicist has said.
Singer Aretha Franklin was the undisputed Queen of Soul with a career spanning seven decades, whose feminist anthem Respect is considered by many to be one of the greatest songs of all time.
Soul singer Aretha Franklin has died aged 76, her publicist has said.
Stevie Wonder has visited an ailing Aretha Franklin at her home in Detroit.
Beyonce and Jay-Z have paid tribute to Aretha Franklin on stage, thanking the Queen of Soul for making “beautiful music”.
Beyonce has dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to Aretha Franklin, drawing a thunderous roar from the Queen of Soul’s hometown of Detroit.
Singer Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to multiple sources.