‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

By MESFIN FEKADU and HILLEL ITALIE, AP Entertainment Writers

DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think” and her signature song, “Respect,” died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn.

The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer.