Aretha Franklin, the legendary soul singer who has fallen gravely ill, was visited at her Detroit-area home on Tuesday by fellow recording artist Stevie Wonder, U.S. civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and ex-husband Glynn Turman, her publicist said.
Franklin, 76, a one-time gospel singer whose reign as the “Queen of Soul” has spanned more than 50 years, is under hospice care at her home.
Quinn declined to discuss Franklin’s ailment, but said: “She’s seriously ill.”
Beyonce and Jay Z dedicated their OTR II show in Detroit on Tuesday night to Aretha Franklin.
Bey – who has clashed with the Queen of Soul in the past – made the tribute before performing her opening song at Ford Field stadium.
“This show is dedicated to Aretha Franklin,” she said. She then added, “We love you,” according to the Detroit Free Press and thanked the legendary singer for the “beautiful music.”
Aretha Franklin’s family has been warned that the ‘gravely ill’ star could die at any minute, according to a long-time friend.