The singer died at her home in Detroit surrounded by family and loved ones, her family said in a statement.
The mother-of-four's family said her oncologist confirmed her cause of death was due to the pancreatic cancer she had been battling for several years.
"We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin's family and friends", Jessica Santostefano, Vice President, Media Desk at Fox Newstold The Wrap.
The statement continued: "Thank you for your compassion and prayers. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this hard time".
In 2005, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W Bush, when she was saluted for "capturing the hearts of millions of Americans". To honor her mentor and civil rights icon, Franklin volunteered to sing at his funeral. Her last performance was the 25th anniversary gala for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which was held in November 2017. "Goodbye, Queen of Soul".
She will forever be the Queen of Soul and so much more to all who knew her personally and through her music. According to the Miami Herald, the singer recorded hits such as "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" and "Spirit in the Dark" at Criterion Studios, a North Miami recording studio now operating as the Hit Factory.
"Franklin's timeless mid-Sixties hits-"Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Think" and "Chain of Fools", among others-helped cement her status as one of the most celebrated, influential and commercially successful vocalists in the history of popular music. Flo Rida posted, "I was blessed to meet Miss Aretha Franklin after her concert in Miami Beach". We were a little concerned, uh oh, how's she going to react to this costume.
The Queen of Souldied Thursday after a short time in hospice care, and her loss has left fans like Jay DeVaughn feeling a void inside them.
That same year she was tapped to sing at the memorial service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. where she performed a stirring rendition of "Precious Lord, Take My Hand".
At 16 years of age, Franklin went on tour with him, just after recording her first album. "But we do have a chance to earn something more enduring", he added.
Vulture notes that LaBelle's tweet may finally mark the end of an ongoing feud that existed between her and Franklin. She, too, shared a picture she had taken with Franklin herself. "Not only was she a uniquely brilliant singer, but her commitment to civil rights made an indelible impact on the world".
For one more time, Erdogan called on Turks to convert USA dollars into lira in order to "maintain the dignity" of the currency . Neither the White House , Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs nor Apple immediately responded to a request for comment.
Any possible sanction will take into account that Stokes has already missed the Ashes tour as a result of the episode. The main thrust of Stokes' defence was that he was protecting the couple from homophobic abuse.
The US had a military parade in 1991 following the end of its successful campaign to force Saddam Hussein's troops out of Kuwait. Trump first publicly spoke about his desire for a military parade as president-elect, saying he wanted to show off the military.
However the damage, if any, may have already been done to the President, Prof O'Connor said. "It's a dead end, '" Fallon joked. Earlier, Manigault Newman released a tape of chief of staff John Kelly doing the firing in the White House Situation Room.
The stiff economic sanctions ratchet up pressure on the Islamic Republic despite statements of deep dismay from European allies. President Donald Trump withdrew from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
The 35-year-old rapper visited the CBS chat show taped in New York City to promote her new album Queen . He was texting me and it was kind of like a mix of like cursing me out and laughing at it", she added.
The funeral procession would leave the BJP headquarters at 1 pm and the last rites would be performed at 4 pm, he said. The body of Vajpayee was later taken to Bharatiya Janata Party's national headquarters at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg.
In this frame grab taken Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 armed police train their weapons on a vehicle crashed into security barriers outs. Sky News UK and other media outlets report there is a heavy armed police presence outside the building after the auto crash.
Diplomatic relations between the United States and Turkey have declined since the failed 2016 Turkish coup. Brunson, 50, was arrested in 2016 but was recently released from prison and put under house arrest .
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Seth Meyers: Trump Is a 'Racist' for Calling Omarosa a 'Dog'
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