Aretha Franklin is 'alert' and resting at home, family member says

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"Please keep her, the family and her longtime support staff in your prayers".

"We probably wouldn't have Beyonce if it wasn't for Aretha, and that's who we're seeing tonight", a fan said. "She performed on stage and on the big screen in movies as well, but it's that voice and that power that people remember so fondly", he said.

In honor of the incomparable Queen of Soul, here are just 10 of her most classic and memorable songs. "I am so saddened to report that the Queen of Soul and my good friend, Aretha Franklin is gravely ill".

Showbiz 411's Roger Friedman had originally reported on the Respect singer's condition and later told CNN that "she has a great family, she's surrounded by love and the world is sending prayers".

Detroit news anchor Evrod Cassimy tweeted Monday that he was in touch with Franklin and her family.

In 1987, she became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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There are very few musicians Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards and her mother can agree on, but the legendary Aretha Franklin is the exception.

Franklin's music is at the center of an annual tribute to soul music called "Dancin' in the Street, Motown and More".

Through her lengthy career, Franklin accumulated 18 Grammy awards, including one for Lifetime Achievement.

"I'm doing well generally", she told Us Weekly.

"She made sure that women in general knew that they were not under a man, that they were supposed to walk next to them". "You feel more American when you hear her sing", Lydia said yesterday.

In 1989, her brother and manager Cecil passed away from lung cancer, one year after her sister Carolyn died of breast cancer. "Hillary and I are thinking about Aretha Franklin tonight", former President Bill Clinton wrote.

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