Aretha Franklin in home hospice care, reports say
Aretha’s nephew Tim told PEOPLE Magazine that while Aretha “is sick,” “we believe she’ll pull through it, she believes she’ll pull through it, and that’s the important thing.”
A vigil to pray for Aretha is planned to happen at the north side of the White House in DC today (8/14) from 2-4 PM. There’s also one planned one for her hometown of Detroit at New Bethel Baptist Church at 5 AM on Wednesday (8/15).
Many have paid tribute to or publicly prayed for Aretha, including Beyonce on stage at her Detroit show with Jay-Z, as well as Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, and more.
— The Detroit News (@detroitnews) August 14, 2018
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) August 13, 2018
My prayers are with Aretha Franklin & her family during this difficult time LOOK BELOW @ what I tweeted at the top of the year we MUST CELEBRATE the Living Legends while they are here to see it. So many have given us decades of Timeless music…❤️ https://t.co/VVacLxcMSI
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) August 13, 2018