Transcript for Outpouring of support for ailing Aretha Franklin
Very surprising. The latest on the queen of soul. Aretha Franklin to be gravely ill surrounded by friends and family in Detroit. Chris Connelly has more on her condition. Good morning robin. Aretha Franklin said to be gravely ill surrounded by loved ones and very much on the minds and hearts of millions this morning who were transformed by her voice. Last night that extraordinary scene in her hometown of Detroit courtesy of Jay-Z and Beyonce. ??? What you want baby I got it ??? Reporter: With god given talent and arthritis industry that conveyed emotion like no other, lady soul teaching the world all it needed to know about respect. ??? Little respect when you come home ??? Reporter: This morning reports that the 76-year-old Aretha Franklin is gravely ill. Aretha Franklin is currently surrounded by family and friends in her home city of Detroit and she is according to our sources gravely ill at this point. Reporter: In the wake of that news prayers deep feeling and expressions of support pouring forth Monday on social media from so many Mariah Carey praying for the queen of soul lin-manuel Miranda adding my prayers. Missy Elliot saying we must celebrate the living legends while they're here. Over nielgt Beyonce and Jay-Z dedicating their Detroit concert to the queen of soul. The crowd belting out her anthem. Aretha Franklin's when I never loved a man like I loved you set off a series of hit, among them chain of fools and you make me feel like a natural woman. ?????? Reporter: This rendition of "Think" galvanized fans. ?????? Reporter: Once again Aretha's church born greatness up lifting so many. She was the first woman even ducted into the hall of fame, Ivey league honorary degrees performing at president Obama's in inauguration in 2009. Millions of fans recalling her at the Kennedy center honors slipping the mink to the floor and bringing down the house one more time. Aretha's influence felt by so many of today's music makers who treasure the queen of soul. We got chills here on the set. It all started in the church. Her daddy a preacher that's where it all began. We continue to think of her and her family. I hope she's able to watch and see this out pouring of support. Feel the love.
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