FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2005 file photo, President George W. Bush awards singer Aretha Franklin the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award, the highest civilian award, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. A person close to Franklin said on Monday that the 76-year-old singer is ill. Franklin canceled planned concerts earlier this year after she was ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest up.  (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File) Foto: Lawrence Jackson
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 7, 2017 singer Aretha Franklin performs onstage during a ceremony of the Elton John AIDS Foundation at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. - Singer Aretha Franklin, a multiple Grammy award-winner star whose legacy stretches back decades, is gravely ill and surrounded by relatives, a reporter and family friend wrote on his website on August 13, 2018. The 76 year-old 'Queen of Soul' Franklin, known for hits such as 'Respect' (1967) and 'I Say a Little Prayer' (1968), 'is gravely ill in Detroit. The family is asking for prayers and privacy,' wrote Roger Friedman on the Showbiz 411 website. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP) Foto: Dimitrios Kambouris
Aretha Franklin opens at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., June 13, 1969.    Las Vegas News Bureau/Handout via REUTERS       ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY. AN UNPROCESSED VERSION HAS BEEN PROVIDED SEPARATELY NO RESALES.  NO ARCHIVES.  MANDATORY CREDIT Foto: Handout
FILE - In this March 13, 1972 file photo, Aretha Franklin holds her Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blue performance of the song 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters,'  in New York.  Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit.  She was 76. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File) Foto: Dave Pickoff
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 1972 file photo, vocalist Aretha Franklin sings a few notes into microphone.   Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit.  She was 76.  (AP Photo)
FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.   Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit.  She was 76.  (AP Photo/Shea Walsh, file) Foto: Shea Walsh
FILE- In this April 19, 2017 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the world premiere of 'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives' at Radio City Music Hall, during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, in New York.  Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit.  She was 76. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) Foto: Charles Sykes
FILE - In this March 26, 1973 file photo, soul singer Aretha Franklin appears at a news conference. A person close to Franklin said on Monday that the 76-year-old singer is ill. Franklin canceled planned concerts earlier this year after she was ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest up. (AP Photo, File) Foto: Anonymous
This March 26, 1972 file photo shows the Rev. Jesse Jackson speaking to reporters at the Operation PUSH Soul Picnic in New York as Tom Todd, vice president of PUSH, from second left, Aretha Franklin and Louis Stokes. A person close to Franklin said on Monday that the 76-year-old singer is ill. Franklin canceled planned concerts earlier this year after she was ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest up. (AP Photo/Jim Wells, File) Foto: Jim Wells
Aretha Franklin har hatt en lang og rik musikkarriere.

Souldronningen Aretha Franklin (76) er død

Den amerikanske superstjernen Aretha Franklin er død, 76 år gammel.

Aretha Franklin døde i sitt hjem i Detroit torsdag, opplyser hennes talskvinne Gwendolyn Quinn til nyhetsbyrået AP.Franklin døde som følge av kreft i bukspyttkjertelen. Hun ble 76 år gammel.- Har mistet vår klippeHun har de siste dagene vært omgitt av sine nærmeste, og familien uttrykker stor sorg over tapet.- I det som er en av de mørkeste stundene i våre liv, greier vi ikke å finne passende ord for å uttrykke smerten i våre hjerter. Vi har mistet vår families m