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Celebrities React to Aretha Franklin's Death - Read the Tweets

Aretha Franklin tragically passed away on Thursday (August 16) at the age of 76 after battling cancer. The Queen of Soul died at her home in Detroit, Michigan.

After the news broke, celebrities began taking to Twitter to react to the tragic loss.

John Legend, Barbra Steisand, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more stars were among those to take to Twitter to share their thoughts on the loss of the legend.

Our thoughts are with Aretha’s friends, family, and loved ones during this difficult time.

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Aretha Franklin Dead - Legendary Singer & 'Queen of Soul' Dies at 76

Legendary performer Aretha Franklin, often dubbed the Queen of Soul, has tragically passed away at the age of 76.

TMZ reports that the Queen of Soul had been battling cancer and she died on Thursday (August 16) at her home in Detroit.

Her amazing career spans decades, where she won 18 Grammys, has sold over 75 million records worldwide, has had 17 top 10 singles, 20 number 1 R&B singles, and much more. Some of her biggest hits include “Chain of Fools,” “Respect,” “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like),” and so many others. In addition, Aretha was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 1987, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994, and was a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1994.

Our continued thoughts are with Aretha‘s friends and loved ones during this time.

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Aretha Franklin's Rep Says She's 'Seriously Ill' & 'Surrounded By Family'

Aretha Franklin is ill and her representative has released a statement amid reports spreading about her health.

Aretha Franklin has been the Matriarch of the Franklin family since the passing of all of her siblings. The love she has for her family is above reproach and was evident in the warm smiles she was able to share with her nephew during his very brief visit two weeks ago,” Aretha‘s rep told People. “She is seriously ill and surrounded by family members who appreciate the outpouring of love and support they have received.”

Aretha‘s nephew Tim told People this week, “She’s alert, laughing, teasing, able to recognize people. Family is there with her. She’s home.”

Our continued thoughts are with Aretha during this time.

Celebrities Send Love to Aretha Franklin Amid Reports She's 'Gravely Ill'

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is reportedly “gravely ill,” and celebrities are starting to take to social media to send thoughts to the legendary performer.

The report of Aretha‘s health was first posted on Showbiz 411, writing, “This is exclusive, and heart breaking for me and for the family and friends of the great Aretha Franklin. She is gravely ill in Detroit. The family is asking for prayers and privacy.”

There has been no official statement by Aretha or her family at this time, and we’ll update with more information as it becomes available.

After the report emerged, celebrities began posting messages on social media.

Aretha has won 18 Grammy Awards over the course of her legendary career.

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Aretha Franklin Cancels Upcoming Concerts Due to Health Concerns

Aretha Franklin has decided to cancel her two upcoming concerts at the request of her doctor.

The 75-year-old entertainer was set to perform at her 76th birthday party on March 25 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center before headlining the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in late April.

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“Aretha Franklin has been ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest completely for at least the next two months,” Aretha’s team said in a statement. “She is extremely disappointed she cannot perform at this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival as she had expected and hoped to.”

Back in November, Aretha slammed rumors that she had died after a report hit the Internet of her passing.