(WXYZ) — The former boyfriend of the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has died. Willie Wilkerson died due to complications from the coronavirus, 7 Action News confirmed Wednesday.
According to a Detroit Free Press report, Wilkerson was admitted into Providence Hospital in Rochester on March 30.
Wilkerson was 72 years old and leaves behind a wife and four children.
Aretha Franklin died on Aug. 16 from advanced pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.