Aretha Franklin has passed away at 76

Aretha Franklin has passed away at 76

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 SoulAretha Franklin.