The queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is currently sick and resting at her Detroit home.
Last year, Aretha Franklin announced that she won’t be performing on stage although she would continue to record music 🎶
She performed on stage for the last time time in her hometown Detroit during the inaugural Detroit Music Weekend Festival. She gave a free performance for her real fans. This was the last time the Queen of Soul was on stage. Aretha Franklin was dressed in white gown like a diva for the inaugural. And she performed Skylark, Chain of Fools, Precious Memories, I Knew You Were Waiting For Me, Hooked On Your Love, Brand New Me, Sweet Sixteen, Rolling In The Deep (of Adele) and (gospel) Freeway Of Love.
At the end of her performance, she gave a skeptical message:
God bless you. God keep you.
And she added:
Keep me in your prayers.
Her family and friends are surrounding her in Detroit. Her family asked the fans to pray for her and respect their privacy. She’s been battling health problems like alcoholism and weight issues.
Aretha Franklin is an incredible singer with multiple hits like
Detroit mayor announced that February 16 will be Aretha Franklin Day
A dedicated day for the Queen of Soul and her legacy. So in Detroit they celebrate the Black History Month in February and when the 16th comes they celebrate Aretha Franklin 🎼
Detroit celebrates Aretha Franklin legendary music through her songs, her voice that everyone knows and her everlasting legacy.
Tant qu’il y a la vie il y a l’espoir
Aretha Franklin was sick but kept working on new music material.
Now she passed away. RIP Aretha
Note: at the time I wrote the post she was sick three days ago.