Aretha Franklin Reported To Be Near Death By Fake Twitter Account [Update]

Aretha Franklin is currently trending on Twitter and the online world can’t get over the reason why. A report on Frankin’s health status says the 75-year-old singing icon is not doing well and may pass soon as she loses her battle with cancer.

In an exclusive scoop posted by Fameolous Daily, Aretha Franklin is reportedly not doing well and may pass soon. The report also adds that her celebrity friends and colleagues in the music industry are at the hospital to bid their farewells to the Queen of Soul.

Fameolous Daily claims that they have been tipped that the 1979 Hollywood Walk of Famer has been battling cancer for a while now. The identity of the source is not revealed but the report guarantees that they have an insider coming from the hospital where Franklin is being held, and in case another update will be up, it will be handed down too.

Past rumors say that Aretha had been battling cancer for a while now which she dismissed back in 2011. Earlier this year, the “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” songstress has called off her series of concerts in Toronto and postpones the gig tentatively until 2018 as per doctor’s orders.

Aretha Franklin takes a bow.
[Image by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images]

According to Variety, Franklin’s last public appearance was on November 7 at the 25th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala held in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. The greatest singer of all time serenaded the guests with some of her classic hits, including “I Knew You Were Waiting,” “Say a Little Prayer,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and “Freeway.”

Update

Apparently, a fake Twitter account spreads that she died hours after the first report on her health which blew up on social media.

Contrary to this, friends of Aretha Franklin are speaking up on her behalf saying she’s fine and well.

Twitter reacts

Amid the lack of confirmation from Aretha Franklin’s camp, shocked fans are taking to Twitter to express their feelings towards the sad news.

Twitter user @Chocolategirl08 offers prayer, tweeting, “Keep Aretha Franklin lifted in pray please!”

@pulverizin comments, “I just saw something about Aretha Franklin dying on my timeline and my heart went to my mouth Jesus Christ.”

Other fans have a strong opinion on the news, refusing to accept it as fact while branding it as fake news due to lack of supporting evidence. Commenter @glyfool says, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T Aretha Franklin’s legacy and stop spreading fake news about the queen of soul. She’s here to stay 2017 ain’t gonna do us dirty like that.”

@queenofpop_riri tells, “This Aretha Franklin mess I’m seeing on Twitter better be fake.”

@MyBoyJeter has shared a GIF of a man falling on his back with a caption, “Hearing Aretha Franklin might die. She was the first musician I ever liked.”

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