Concertgoers in Detroit were keenly aware of the roads paved by Franklin.
Following news of Franklin's illness, fans the world over took to social media to share their well wishes, prayers and heartfelt stories. The report mentions the possibility of numerous famous artists who wrote songs for Franklin or had their songs covered by Franklin performing, including Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Elton John and more.
I Knew You Were Waiting For Me, a duet she sang with the late British singer George Michael, was one of her Grammy-winning hits.
The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated Press on Monday that Franklin is seriously ill. She spread some more love for Aretha specifically.
Franklin's last album, "A Brand New Me", released in 2017, remixed her vintage vocals with newly recorded arrangements. She is asking for your prayers at this time.
Sources close to Franklin described the singer to the AP as "seriously ill", although they did not provide any additional details as to the severity or the cause. "She's going to forever be remembered". It was reported today that the singer's health is deteriorating rapidly and is expected to pass away sooner than later.
Fakir, who calls Franklin "baby sis" because he's older than she is by six years, said despite her health troubles "she was talking about the future". "That wouldn't be good either". She got her start singing gospel music in a Detroit church where her father was the minister. 18 Grammys and the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.