BREAKING! A music legend is gravely ill, surrounded by friends and family


Aretha Franklin is 'gravely ill' according to reports.

The Queen of Soul, 76, is surrounded by her family in Detroit, according to Showbiz 411.

They have asked for prayers and privacy for the the singing legend, who has battled health problems for the past number of years. 

               has not received a response from Aretha's representative for comment on her condition.

Aretha was performing as recently as last year; but last summer she canceled a series of concerts citing 'doctor's orders'.

Her last performance was on November 2, 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York, the site reported.


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