Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Diagnosed with Cancer


Horribly sad news: Aretha Franklin has been diagnosed with cancer. Although the news was originally broken by The National Enquirer, a publication that is often more “truthy” than truthful, a source close to Franklin’s family has confirmed it. The Enquirer‘s claim that the diva’s cancer is of the pancreatic, terminal variety hasn’t been substantiated, but it certainly has us worried. We’re keeping our hopes up, and the clip below, of the Queen of Soul performing “I Say A Little Prayer” in 1970, is helping.