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Update: Stevie Wonder leads celebrities in visiting Aretha Franklin amid ‘gravely ill’ reports

Ailing Aretha Franklin is reportedly in hospice care at her home in Detroit.


She was recently visited by Stevie Wonder, ex Glynn Turman and American civil rights activist Baptist minister, Reverend Jesse Jackson.

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rev jesse jacksonStevie Wonder is a longtime friend and collaborator of Aretha.

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Aretha,76, and ex Glynn Turman were together from 1978 to 1984.

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Monday,  her nephew,Tim Franklin, revealed along with the hospice care,

‘Family is there with her’ and also added that she’s at home.

Furthermore, Tim told People:

‘I saw her a week ago Friday and we talked for about 45 minutes to an hour.’

‘My brother was there on Saturday and she was alert, talking, laughing, joking.’

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Another source revealed to TMZ, Aretha had been battling cancer but didn’t say which kind.

Even more, Aretha denied reports that she was battling pancreatic cancer in 2011.

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin reportedly in ‘gravely ill’ condition

However, all 3 of Aretha’s siblings died from cancer.

Carolyn, her sister, died in April 1988 from breast cancer.

Cecil, her brother, who was also her manager, died from lung cancer in December 1989.

Also, eldest sister Erma passed from throat cancer in September 2002.

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Monday night Beyonce and Jay Z dedicated their concert to the Queen of Soul as their On The Run II tour stopped in her hometown of Detroit.

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Beyonce took to the stage and told the crowd

‘This show is dedicated to Aretha Franklin,’ and adding;

‘We love you and thank you for all the beautiful music.’

DJ Khaled also joined in when he took to the stage, asking his fans to ‘send some love to Aretha Franklin’ before playing her hit ‘Respect’.

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