BREAKING: Aretha Franklin Reportedly Dead at Age 76

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Rest in peace, Aretha Franklin. According to multiple outlets, the "Queen of Soul" died on Thursday, Aug. 16 at age 76 following her long battle with cancer.

TMZ has reported that the music icon was surrounded by her family and friends in her Detriot home at the time of her passing. She was previously on hospice care

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Aretha — who is known for hits including "Respect" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" — is survived by her four sons.

Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this difficult time.

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