Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, dies at 76 [Music News]

Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” died Thursday in Detroit after battling pancreatic cancer. She was 76. Franklin sold more than 75 million records during her life, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time. She took soul to a new level and inspired generations of singers who came after her. Read more from NPR’s Ted Robbins.

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