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Aretha Franklin gravely ill

Other reporters have also shared information, with Detroit news anchor Evrod Cassimy tweeting, "I am so saddened to report that the Queen of Soul and my good friend, Aretha Franklin is gravely ill".

"The love she has for her family is above reproach and was evident in the warm smiles she was able to share with her nephew during his very brief visit two weeks ago".

Earlier this week, fans became concerned for the singer, after it was reported that she was "gravely ill".

Actress-singer Mandy Moore, who stars in "This Is Us" with Brown, said Franklin has "the most incredible legacy".

"We visited and prayed with ‪@ArethaFranklin today", Jackson later tweeted, "Please continue to keep her in your prayers".

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

"This show tonight is dedicated to Aretha Franklin", she said, as seen in Mojo in the Morning's video.

CNN reported Tuesday that Franklin is now in hospice care at her home.

The Mirror went on to report that her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn had not discussed her illness on Tuesday. "They took me to a concert and remember watching her backstage with her fur and diamonds commanding the room like a boss".

Last February, Franklin announced that she would be retiring by the end of the year, after making one more album.

Aretha's publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told Associated Press that the 76-year-old has been visited by family and friends including Stevie Wonder, her ex-husband, actor Glynn Turman and U.S. activist Reverend Jesse Jackson. According to the Detroit Free Press, the couple's opener, DJ Khaled, also played Franklin's hit "Respect", generating roars of applause from the audience.

She and Turman were married from 1978 to 1984. He said he and his religious group held a prayer vigil outside the White House for Franklin in 2013, and she got better then.

Though Franklin is still alive, tributes are already pouring out in preparation for her death.

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