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It’s with a heavy heart that I report the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin is gravely ill and asking for your prayers.

Detroit news anchor Evrod Cassimy confirmed the news on Monday morning after speaking with the Franklin family.

He tweeted:

BREAKING NEWS: I am so saddened to report that the Queen of Soul and my good friend, Aretha Franklin is gravely ill.

I spoke with her family members this morning. She is asking for your prayers at this time.

I’ll have more details as I’m allowed to release.

See his tweet below.

Watch Evrod’s news report below.

The 76-year-old legendary singer’s illness has not been disclosed for her privacy.

Please join me in uplifting Aretha Franklin in prayer.

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