Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with Ms. Franklin (affectionately known as the “Queen of Soul”)  and her family during this difficult time.  

Aretha Franklin is in hospice care at her home, a source close to the 76-year-old singer told CNN’s Don Lemon.

Word of the “Queen of Soul” being gravely ill was first reported by Showbiz 411.
Showbiz 411’s Roger Friedman told CNN: “She has a great family, she’s surrounded by love, and the world is sending prayers. All further announcements will be made by her family. We just want to send love and prayers.”