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Legendary Gosepl And Soul Singer Aretha Franklin Passes

DETROIT (CelebrityAccess) Aretha Franklin, 76, the Queen of Soul, singer of “Chain of Fools” and “Respect,” and the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has passed away at her home in Detroit, her publicist has confirmed. The singer died after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The Queen of Soul passed away the same day as the King of Rock, Elvis Presley. A memorial for Franklin at Madison Square Garden is being organized by Clive Davis, who signed Franklin to Arista in 1980.