Aretha Franklin is 'alert and laughing' at home

The Queen of Soul has appeared alongside presidents and many times at the Kennedy Center in DC

"I'm just very happy about it", she said.

"She was flawless symbolically for that moment in time where she could speak to so many parts of America because she was that critical bridge between civil rights, religion and pop culture", McGuffey said.

Franklin, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2010, last performed in November 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in NY. "So I don't want to dampen her spirits on that". She spread some more love for Aretha specifically.

Woods and others in the neighborhood say Aretha has always truly stuck to her roots.

Aretha Franklin is "alert" and resting at home with loved ones amid reports that the Queen of Soul is "gravely ill".

"Clive Davis Presents: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin" is scheduled to take place at MSG on November 14th; the only performer confirmed so far seems to be Jennifer Hudson, who is also slated to play Aretha in a biopic for Sony/Tri-Star. "Aretha Franklin, what a voice".

"I saw her last month at the concert".

S Aretha Franklin throughout the years in DC
S Aretha Franklin throughout the years in DC

But there were no hard feelings by 2013, when Franklin defended Beyoncé for lip-syncing during her performance at President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

"You know a force from heaven". "It's because of her ability to connect across the generations, to sing and touch souls, that her legacy is going to endure forever".

"This show is dedicated to Aretha Franklin", Beyoncé said, according to the Daily Mail.

Another source told People Tuesday that the recording artist - who won her first Grammy 50 years ago, in 1968 - "had been ill a long time" and that her passing was "imminent".

In 2005, Ms. Franklin was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom - the highest award for an American civilian - by then-president George W. Bush. That same year, Detroit named a street after her. "We were reminiscing about how blessed we were - only a couple two of us are around from that era".

"She made sure that women in general knew that they were not under a man, that they were supposed to walk next to them".

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