Via | HipHopDX
DETROIT, MI – Three days after Aretha Franklin was reported to be “gravely ill” in a Detroit hospital, the Queen of Soul has passed away.
The music icon reportedly died peacefully at her Detroit home after suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer for many years.
Naturally, numerous members of the Hip Hop community are coming out in droves to express despair over losing the soul legend. Many of them sampled her music at one time.