Aretha Franklin is “gravely ill” and surrounded by her friends and family in Detroit, a person close to the soul singer confirmed.

The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the singer is seriously ill (with cancer.)

Showbiz411’s Roger Friedman, who first reported the news of Franklin is “gravely ill” on Sunday, said the Queen of Soul’s family is “asking for prayers and privacy.” Franklin’s family also confirmed the news to WDIV Local 4.

.
READ MORE  HERE.