Beyoncé and Jay-Z dedicate Detroit concert to ailing Aretha Franklin

Beyoncé and Jay-Z dedicate Detroit concert to ailing Aretha Franklin

Franklin's serious condition was first disclosed on the Showbiz 411 website late Sunday by Roger Friedman, a reporter and family friend.

Rev. Jesse Jackson and Franklin's ex-husband Glynn Turman also paid her a visit at her home on Tuesday.

When her father relocated to Detroit, so did she, but her mother remained in Buffalo, working at Buffalo General Hospital.

He said there were times when Franklin would have to cancel appearances for health reasons and on doctor's orders.

On Monday, reports surfaced that the iconic singer was battling cancer and that her death is imminent.

"Like people all around the world, Hillary and I are thinking about Aretha Franklin tonight & listening to her music that has been such an important part of our lives the last 50 years", the tweet read.

Aretha never forgot Buffalo and would often talk call out Queen City street names that she remembered while performing on stage.

The Associated Press reports that she is "seriously ill". "I really don't know what it would be like not to have her".

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Her last public performance came last November at Sir Elton's Aids Foundation's 25th anniversary gala in NY . Aretha has been battling the sickness for years and has had to cancel some planned shows and singing tour.

The 18-time Grammy award victor maintained ties with the church throughout the years, including making financial contributions and hosting events.

Aretha Franklin's family "appreciates" the "love and support" they have received since it was reported the star is "seriously ill".

Pastor Smith said he last spoke to Franklin just two months ago.

Clarence Waldron, Franklin's former publicist, said Wednesday he was grappling with the singer's health crisis. It's from 2015's Kennedy Center Honors, and it's the time that Franklin brought the house - including President Barack Obama - to tears.

"I will be recording, but this will be my previous year in concert".

The singer announced she was retiring from touring in 2017, and her final performance took place at the Elton John AIDS Foundation benefit in NY in November.

She released her most recent album, entitled A Brand New Me, in November 2017, months after she announced the she planned on retiring from music.

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