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Ailing Aretha Franklin visited by famous friends Stevie Wonder, Jessie Jackson (Entertainment, 5 articles)
The singer's publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Rev. Jesse Jackson and Aretha Franklin's ex-husband , actor Glynn Turman , also visited the star, who is seriously ill. Franklin is "gravely ill" and surrounded by her friends and family in Detroit, a person close to the soul singer confirmed. Showbiz411's Roger Friedman , who first reported the news of Franklin is "gravely ill" on Sunday, said the Queen of Soul's family is " asking for prayers and privacy. No further details about her health were immediately available, and reps for Franklin did not respond to Fox News' request for comment. This week began on a somber note - with the news that Franklin is in grave condition at her home in Detroit, Michigan. The Associated Press reported that someone who is close with the singer, but was not allowed to speak publicly, shared the news. The gospel-inspired artist, now 76, quickly became an international sensation after releasing her hit song "Respect" in 1967. Franklin's other well-known classics include "Natural Woman" I Say A Little Prayer "and" Chain of Fools.

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