Ms. Aretha Franklin, who was known as the queen of soul passed away on Thursday morning.
CNN (@cnn) reported, the official cause of death was due to pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. Aretha Franklin was surrounded by family and friends in her Detroit home at the time of her passing.
The Queen of soul was born, Aretha Louise Franklin, on March 25th, 1942. Her singing career began at the New Bethel Baptist Church as a child singing in the choir. By age 18 she was recording songs for Columbia Records. Aretha Franklin went on to sign with Atlantic Records in 1967, where she received her first taste of commercial success with songs like RESPECT and NATURAL WOMAN. By the end of the 1960’s, Aretha was crowned The Queen Of Soul. Aretha Franklin went on to record a string of chart-topping songs. Way too many to list, but here are a few you may have heard before:
- Never Loved A Man (1967)
- Respect (1967)
- Think (1968)
- Call Me (1970)
- Until You Come Back To Me (1973)
- Something He Can Feel (1976)
- Jump To It (1982)
- Freeway Of Love (1985)
Aretha Franklin also made appearances in multiple movies and documentaries throughout her career. Including:
- Black Rodeo (1972)
- The Blues Brothers (1980)
- The Zen Of Bennett (2012)
- Muscle Shoals (2013)
There will never be another Queen Of Soul. Ms Franklin will always be the sole owner of that honor and title. Rest In Peace Ms Aretha “Queen Of Soul” Franklin. You will be missed.