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Obituary of Aretha Franklin

by Gordon Nary

Aretha Louise Franklin, Queen of Soul, died on August 16, 2018 from advanced pancreatic cancer. She was loved by millions. Over the course of her six-decade career, she garnered 44 Grammy nominations, winning 18, and became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She was also a civil rights advocate who advocacy affected thousands of lives..


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