Singers nephew says family and friends trying to keep her spirits up as she receives hospice care at home
Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson are among those to visit the seriously ill soul singer Aretha Franklin, who is close to the end of her life and receiving hospice care at home, according to reports this week.
Her nephew Tim Franklin said at the weekend she was alert, talking, laughing, joking and that relatives were trying to keep her spirits up and go from there We believe shell pull through it, she believes she will pull through it, and thats the important thing.
Visitors to the singers Detroit home on Tuesday included her ex-husband Glynn Turman and Wonder. Franklin recorded a version of Wonders song Until You Come Back To Me (Thats What Im Gonna Do) in 1973. Jackson is expected to visit her on Wednesday.
News of Franklins ailing health has prompted a wave of support, with Bill Clinton at whose 1993 inauguration gala Franklin performed encouraging his Twitter followers to lift her up by listening and sharing her songs that have meant the most to you.
Beyonc and Jay-Z dedicated their concert in Detroit on Monday to her.
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