Aretha Franklin's cause of death confirmed as pancreatic cancer after singer's eight-year battle with disease

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Posted on Aug 19 2018 - 11:30am by admin

Aretha Franklin died following an eight-year battle with pancreatic cancerAretha Franklin died following an eight-year battle with pancreatic cancer [Getty]

Aretha Franklin tragically passed away on August 16 aged 76, after a long battle with cancer. 

Just days later and The I Say A Little Prayer hitmaker’s cause of death has been confirmed as pancreatic cancer. 

The singer has been battling the disease for almost 10 years, after she was diagnosed in 2010. 

Aretha Franklin never confirmed her pancreatic cancer diagnosisAretha Franklin’s cause of death has been confirmed on her death certificate [Getty]
 

Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin battled with her health over the years [Getty]

According to the music legend’s death certificate, which has been obtained by TMZ, the star’s death was as a result of pancreatic cancer. 

The official documents also state Aretha passed away at 9.50 am on August 16, while she was in a hospice surrounded by her family.

The certificate also state Aretha will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan. 

Aretha Franklin In ConcertAretha Franklin passed away aged 76 years old [Getty]
 

Aretha’s publicist confirmed her death in a statement from the singer’s family.

It read: “In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart.

“We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of the love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers.”

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin passed away in August 2018 [Getty]
 

The statement continued: “We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”

It was reported earlier this week that the soul singer had suffered a series of health issues over this year and was “seriously ill” during the final days of her life.

During her incredible career, she won 18 Grammy awards and, in 1987, became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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