By now you have probably heard of the unfortunate passing of one of the soulfoul legends in the music industry. Singer Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” passed away at 9:50 a.m. this morning following her bout with pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by friends and family.
“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds,” Franklin’s family said.