Aretha Franklin Deathly Ill With Cancer, Saying Final Goodbyes

The legendary Aretha Franklin is very sick, and close friends have revealed that the singer has is currently fighting cancer and only weighs about 86 pounds.

By Motherly on August 13, 2018
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The legendary Aretha Franklin is incredibly sick and is reportedly on her deathbed…

According to TMZ, a very close friend of the singer recently expressed that the singer has come to the end. He told TMZ:

“Prepare yourself, she’s dying… she could go at any time.”

He also revealed that the singer’s health is failing and she now only weighs 86 pounds. A different source, one who’s been close to Franklin for decades, further revealed that the singer has been fighting cancer. It’s also being reported that Franklin’s friends and family are gathering with her to say their final goodbyes. While these may all sound like rumors,¬†WDIV TV in Detroit confirmed the news with the singer’s family.

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The 76-year-old has been suffering from poor health in recent years, reports TMZ. While she still performs, it’s only been on a limited basis. Her most recent performance was back in November of 2017 for the Elton John AIDS foundation.

We wish Aretha Franklin the best as she keeps fighting.

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