Let’s revisit that time when Aretha Franklin made Barack Obama cry

Aretha Franklin in 1969 two years after she rose to fame with Otis Redding’s Respect

Aretha Franklin in 1969 two years after she rose to fame with Otis Redding’s RespectFRED A SABINE GETTY IMAGES

The Carters dedicated their show to Aretha Franklin on Monday, but it was DJ Khaled who brought the house down when he got everyone to sing one of Franklin's iconic songs.

"We believe she'll pull through it, she believes she'll pull through it and that's the important thing", he said.

She said at the time: 'I will be recording, but this will be my a year ago in concert. "She is fighting; she is doing her best and she is surrounded by an army of family and friends", FOX 2 Anchor Huel Perkins said, who is also a close friend.

I Knew You Were Waiting For Me, a duet she sang with the late British singer George Michael, was one of her Grammy-winning hits. "Aretha Franklin, what a voice".

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News that the 76-year-old Franklin is gravely ill has spread all over the world.

Concertgoers in Detroit were keenly aware of the roads paved by Franklin.

"Everybody's fearful", Mr. Smith said.

Her last live performance came on November 2nd, 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in NY; her last full concert performance was at Philadelphia's Mann Center in August 2017.

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"She will be so missed as a mother, sister, friend, cousin". She was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Wrote "Level Up" singer Ciara: "Praying for Aretha Franklin and her family right now!"

Aretha - whose three siblings all died of cancer - has battled ill health over the last few years and in 2011, denied she was suffering from pancreatic cancer, though she later admitted she'd had a tumour removed.

Franklin, shown performing in April 2017, is said to be seriously ill. That same year, Detroit named a street after her.

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But there were no hard feelings by 2013, when Franklin defended Beyoncé for lip-syncing during her performance at President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

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