'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

In this Jan. 19, 1993 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin performs at the inaugural gala for President Bill Clinton in Washington.  Franklin died Thursday at her home in Detroit.  She was 76. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.




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