PHOTO GALLERY: Aretha Franklin through the years
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Aretha Franklin performs onstage at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Commemorates Its 25th Year And Honors Founder Sir Elton John During New York Fall Gala at Cathedral of St. John the Divine on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)Photo by: Mark Wilson
PHOTO GALLERY: Aretha Franklin through the years
DETROIT.MI - NOVEMBER 24: Detroit native Aretha Franklin sings the National Anthem prior to the start of the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings game at Ford Field on November 24, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
 
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PHOTO GALLERY: Aretha Franklin through the years
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 09: Singer Aretha Franklin recieves the Medal of Freedom from U.S. President George W. Bush during a ceremony at the White House November 9, 2005 in Washington DC. President Bush presented medals to the 2005 Medal of Freedom recipients during a ceremony in the East Room. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)Photo by: Mark Wilson
PHOTO GALLERY: Aretha Franklin through the years
NEW YORK - MARCH 12: Presenter Aretha Franklin answers questions in the press room at the 22nd annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel March 12, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
 
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PHOTO GALLERY: Aretha Franklin through the years
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singers Aretha Franklin (L) and Bebe Winans perform onstage during the 50th annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)Photo by: Mark Wilson
PHOTO GALLERY: Aretha Franklin through the years
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Aretha Franklin performs onstage during the 'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives' Premiere Concert during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Radio City Music Hall on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)Photo by: Mark Wilson
PHOTO GALLERY: Aretha Franklin through the years
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 17: Aretha Franklin and Oprah attend Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular at the United Center on May 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)Photo by: Mark Wilson
PHOTO GALLERY: Aretha Franklin through the years
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: The Queen of Soul & Living Legend Aretha Franklin performs to a SRO audience at the Ryman Auditorium on October 19, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)Photo by: Mark Wilson
PHOTO GALLERY: Aretha Franklin through the years
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 26: Aretha Franklin performs at the Festival of Families as Pope Francis looks on September 26, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pope Francis wraps up his trip to the United States with two days in Philadelphia, attending the Festival of Families and meeting with prisoners at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)Photo by: Mark Wilson
PHOTO GALLERY: Aretha Franklin through the years
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 05: Singer Aretha Franklin performs during a Labor Day event sponsored by the Metro Detroit Central Labor Council on September 5, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Franklin entertained the crowd as they awaited President Barack Obama's Labor Day address. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)Photo by: Mark Wilson