Aretha Franklin, known famously as “The Queen of Soul,” has died at age 76.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that the legendary songstress was ‘gravely ill’ that family members were preparing for the worse (click HERE if you missed that).
Franklin unfortunately passed away early this morning after a long battle with cancer.
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Several sources are reporting this morning that Aretha Franklin is ?gravely ill? and surrounded by her friends and family in Detroit.
The legendary songstress has been battling cancer for some time now and this new report seems to indicate that she’s not doing very well.
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Aretha Franklin invited Wendy Williams into her home for a very intimate interview. She spoke about her dramatic weight loss, pop culture, and even reality TV, but remained tight-lipped about her major surgery.
In the exclusive interview with ?The Wendy Williams Show,? Franklin said she was continuing to work on her health.
Franklin said she has focused on changing her diet?– including avoiding food “smothered” in hot sauce.
“That’s off the menu now… and no pig feet, either.”
The 68-year-old ?Queen Of Soul? said she was motivated to shed the weight after seeing photos of herself and revealed she had a difficult time losing the weight.
“I was doing everything you could to lose that weight, and it’s hard. It’s just really hard. [But] you can’t continue eating things that will hurt you eventually.”
In part 2 of Wendy’s interview, Franklin spoke about her upcoming biopic and why she originally chose Halle Berry (who turned down the role) to portray her:
I knew she couldn’t sing. Never expected her to. She was my first choice but not my only choice.
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Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin is noticeably slimmer these days since having surgery in December. The 68-year-old Franklin underwent surgery during that time for an undisclosed ailment, which some believe was gastric bypass.
Although Franklin denies it, she has never specified exactly what kind of surgery it was, stating only that it was “more than minor surgery.”
Regardless of the gastric-bypass rumors, Franklin say she lost the weight by working out and walking on a track three times a week. She’s given up her beloved chitterlings, pigs’ feet and ham hocks in favor of a Whole Foods-type diet, and hopes to get down to a size 16.
“They’re off my diet. They just really don’t fit with Whole Foods,” she said. “I had it for enough years that I don’t miss it. You can’t continue to eat things that are not good for you.”
She’s right about those ham hocks & pig’s feet…. not only will they kill you but they’ll make your breastesses BIG AS HELL! 😯
Ms. Franklin was also spotted recently sitting courtside at a Detroit Piston’s game (photos below).
I guess we’ll be seeing a lot more (or shall I say a lot less) of her on the scene now that she’s happier with her appearance.
You go girl!
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