Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Dies
Musical icon Aretha Franklin, known by millions around the world as the Queen of Soul, is dead at the age of 76. The American singer -- who had been ill for a while -- was considered one of the country’s greatest musical artists. She sold millions of albums, received numerous honors and awards -- including 18 Grammys -- and was loved by generations of fans, artists and celebrities the world over. VOA’s Julie Taboh has more.