Celebrities support Aretha Franklin amidst reports of her serious illness
Artists who love the Queen of Soul
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CELEBRITY Aretha Franklin
The world has been rocked with the news that Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin is "gravely ill." The 18-time Grammy Award-winning artist is currently in a hospital in Detroit surrounded by friends and family. She is reportedly suffering from cancer.
Countless celebrities who adore and have been inspired by Franklin shared their love via social media:
Ciara took to Twitter to say, "Praying for Aretha Franklin and her family right now."
Praying for Aretha Franklin and her family right now! ❤️????????— Ciara (@ciara) August 13, 2018
Chance the Rapper shared a chilling video of Franklin performing at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors.
Missy Elliot shared a tweet that she had penned earlier this year. She refers to Franklin as a "living legend" and urges her followers to celebrate their talent.
My prayers are with Aretha Franklin & her family during this difficult time ???????? LOOK BELOW @ what I tweeted at the top of the year we MUST CELEBRATE the Living Legends while they are here to see it. So many have given us decades of Timeless music...❤️ https://t.co/VVacLxcMSI— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) August 13, 2018
Actor Jackée Harry took to Twitter to say, "Prayers going up for the Queen of Soul tonight. Music just wouldn’t be same if not for Aretha Franklin."
Prayers going up for the Queen of Soul tonight. Music just wouldn’t be same if not for Aretha Franklin. pic.twitter.com/oHHO5Kvfah— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) August 13, 2018
Mark Frost, the co-creator of the hit TV series 'Twin Peaks' wrote a simple but powerful message in Franklin's honor, saying, "Thinking about Aretha, the Queen of Soul today. RESPECT."
Thinking about Aretha, the Queen of Soul today. RESPECT.— Mark Frost (@mfrost11) August 13, 2018
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