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Aretha Franklin’s final days

Ex-husband Glynn Turman describes how she ‘was strong until the very end’ after visiting her on her deathbed with Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin died at 9.50am on Thursday aged 76, surrounded by family after battle with pancreatic cancer Glynn Turman, who was married to Franklin from 1978 to 1984, was joined by Stevie Wonder for visit Tuesday The actor said his former wife was ‘strong until the very end’ before her death left millions of fans devastated Aretha Franklin’s ex-husband has described the Queen of Soul’s final days after visiting her on her deathbed two days before she lost her battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 76 on Thursday. Glynn Turman, who was married to Franklin from 1978 to 1984, was joined by Stevie Wonder when he paid his las...Read More

Argument Over Aretha Franklin Leads To Va. Shooting, Witnesses Say

SUFFOLK, Va (WTKR) — An argument over Aretha Franklin led to a shooting, witnesses told police in one Virginia town Thursday. Suffolk Police responded to a report of a gunshot victim Thursday morning around 10:45 a.m. in the 300 block of East Washington Street. CBS affiliate WTKR reports a witness said he heard the two people in the argument were fighting over whether or not Halle Berry played Aretha Franklin in a movie. Police said the fight turned physical and then one of the subjects produced a firearm, shooting the other man at least once. Both men got emergency medical assessment and treatment by Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel before being transported to local hospitals for further treatment. Police said the gunshot victim is considered to be in serious condition. Franklin had pr...Read More