DETROIT — The publicist for Aretha Franklin says the Queen of Soul died Thursday at her home in Detroit, according to the Associated Press.
Franklin had announced plans to retire from touring in February 2017 to focus on her family and a few select projects, the News reported
"I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from, and where it is now," Franklin told WDIV in 2017. "I'll be pretty much satisfied, but I'm not going to go anywhere and just sit down and do nothing. That wouldn't be good either."
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