Is Aretha Franklin Living or Dead?

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American musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist

Aretha Franklin is ...

Dead
Born 25 Mar 1942 in Memphis
Died 16 Aug 2018 in Detroit
Age76 years, 4 months
Causepancreatic cancer
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Verbatim from the source: “The Queen of Soul — Aretha Franklin — was waiting for her cue during ‘The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House’ when I noticed her close her eyes in silence for a few seconds while standing in the doorway between the Green Room and East Room before she was ready to begin her performance.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

About Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, civil rights activist, actress, and pianist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career recording for Columbia Records. However, she achieved only modest success. She found acclaim and commercial success after signing with Atlantic Records in 1966. Hit songs such as "Respect", "Chain of Fools", "Think", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)", and "I Say a Little Prayer", propelled her past her musical peers. By the end of the 1960s, Aretha Franklin had come to be known as "The Queen of Soul". She continued to record acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967), Lady Soul (1968), Spirit in the Dark (1970), Young, Gifted and Black (1972), Amazing Grace (1972), and Sparkle (1976) before experiencing problems with her record company. Franklin left Atlantic in 1979 and signed with Arista Records. She appeared in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers before releasing the successful albums Jump to It (1982), Who's Zoomin' Who? (1985), and Aretha (1986) on the Arista label. In 1998, Franklin returned to the top 40 with the Lauryn Hill-produced song "A Rose Is Still a Rose", later issuing the album of the same name, which went gold. That same year, Franklin earned international acclaim for her performance of "Nessun dorma" at the Grammy Awards, filling in at the last minute for Luciano Pavarotti, who had canceled after the show had already begun. In a widely noted performance, she paid tribute to 2015 honoree Carole King by singing "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" at the Kennedy Center Honors. Franklin recorded 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top-ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries, and 20 number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in history. Franklin's other well-known hits include "Rock Steady", "Call Me", "Ain't No Way", "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)", "Spanish Harlem", "Day Dreaming", "Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)", "Something He Can Feel", "Jump to It", "Freeway of Love", "Who's Zoomin' Who", and "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (a duet with George Michael). She won 18 Grammy Awards, including the first eight awards given for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (1968–1975), and she is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide.Franklin received numerous honors throughout her career, including a 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the first female performer to be inducted, the National Medal of Arts, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was inducted to the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2010 Rolling Stone magazine ranked her number one on their list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" and number nine on their list of "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".

She is also known as Aretha Louise Franklin and Queen of Soul.

Albums

Aretha Franklin has been involved with:

Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings
compilation album
Through the Storm
album by Aretha Franklin
Aretha Live at Fillmore West
1971
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
album by Aretha Franklin
1967
Amazing Grace
album by Aretha Franklin
2016
Jewels in the Crown: All-Star Duets with the Queen
compilation album by Aretha Franklin
2007
One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism
1987
A Rose Is Still a Rose
album by Aretha Franklin
1998
Lady Soul
1968 studio album by Aretha Franklin
1968
Love All the Hurt Away
album by Aretha Franklin
Aretha
Spirit in the Dark
studio album by Aretha Franklin
1970
Young, Gifted and Black
album
What You See Is What You Sweat
album by Aretha Franklin
1991
Jump to It
album by Aretha Franklin
1982
La Diva
album by Aretha Franklin
The Very Best of Aretha Franklin, Vol. 1
album
Get It Right
album by Aretha Franklin
1983
Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)
album by Aretha Franklin
Aretha Arrives
1967 studio album by Aretha Franklin
1967
Aretha Now
1968 studio album by Aretha Franklin
1968
Let Me in Your Life
album by Aretha Franklin
1974
With Everything I Feel in Me
album
Sweet Passion
album by Aretha Franklin
Laughing on the Outside
1963 studio album by Aretha Franklin
1963
Sparkle
Aretha Franklin album
Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington
1964 studio album by Aretha Franklin
1964
You
album by Aretha Franklin
The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin
1962 studio album by Aretha Franklin
1962
Almighty Fire
album by Aretha Franklin
This Christmas
album by Aretha Franklin
2008
Yeah!!!
1965 studio album by Aretha Franklin
1965
The Electrifying Aretha Franklin
1962 sophomore studio album by Aretha Franklin
1962
Aretha Franklin - Greatest Hits
compilation album by Aretha Franklin
Aretha in Paris
1968 live album by Aretha Franklin
1968
Soft and Beautiful
1969 studio album by Aretha Franklin
1969
A Deeper Love: The Best of Aretha Franklin
compilation album by Aretha Franklin
2009
Aretha Sings the Blues
compilation album by Aretha Franklin
Songs of Faith
album
1956
The Best of Aretha Franklin
compilation album by Aretha Franklin
Soul Sister
1966 studio album by Aretha Franklin
1966
Take a Look
album by Aretha Franklin
Take It Like You Give It
1967 studio album by Aretha Franklin
1967