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The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Dead at 76 – Cause of Death Revealed


By Brad Berkwitt

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin who delighted audiences for decades has died today at the age of 76 which was broken by a family statement.

Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf of Franklin’s family from her longtime publicist Gwendolyn Quinn.

The “official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit,” the family statement said.

Ringside Report extends our condolences to the Franklin Family in their time of grief.

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