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Aretha Franklin died on Thursday according to publicist

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Posted at 7:00 AM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 10:04:22-04

Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think” and her signature song, “Respect,” died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn.

The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer.