News

Actions

Detroit Tigers show R-E-S-P-E-C-T to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin

Posted: 12:54 PM, Aug 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-16 18:27:09Z

In honor of the late Aretha Franklin, the Detroit Tigers and Comerica Park lit up a marquee with an image of the Queen of Soul. 

The image donned Franklin alongside words to her 1967 hit, "Respect."

 Franklin passed away at the age of 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer.

It was reported that Franklin had been gravely ill overnight Sunday, Aug. 12. The official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type.