The music world woke up to some sad news this morning. The “Queen of Soul” has passed away, after a battle with advanced pancreatic cancer that she’d reportedly been experiencing since the ’60s.
She was reported to be gravely ill earlier in the week and things from there took a turn for the worse. Her family has released a heartfelt statement as the world mourns the death of an icon.
Franklin was a legend of the music scene and has been sampled countless times. Check out a song or two and send yourself through a funk and soul filled Youtube spiral as we pay our respects to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.