American Soul Singer Aretha Franklin is dead
Franklin has battled undisclosed health problems for several years.
She died at the age of 76.
She was known for hit songs like “Respect” and “Natural Woman.”
She had been trending on social media this week, as fans prayed for her recovery.
On Wednesday, more than 100 people reportedly gathered for a vigil at Detroit’s New Bethel Baptist Church, which was founded by Franklin’s father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin to pray for her.