Aretha Franklin A Franklin, A. Frankin, A. Franklin, A. Franklinas, A. Franklyn, A.C. Franklin, A.Franklin, A.Franklinas, Andre Franklin, Areatha Franklin, Areta Franklin, Aretha, Aretha "Queen Of Soul" Franklin, Aretha "The Queen" Franklin, Aretha Frankin, Aretha Franklyn, Arethea Franklin, Arethra Franklin, Aretta Franklin, Aritha Franklin, B. Franklin, Franklin, Franklyn, Ree, Арета Франклин, Арета Фрэнклин, アレサ・フランクリンAmerican singer, pianist, and songwriter. Born: 25 March 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Died: 16 August 2018 in Detroit, Michigan, USA (age 76). Widely regarded as one of the best female soul vocalists of all time, she is nicknamed the 'Queen of Soul' or simply referred to as 'Aretha'. In 1987 she was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Performer). Daughter of Reverend C.L. Franklin and sister of Carolyn Franklin, Erma Franklin, Vaughn Franklin, and Reverend Cecil Franklin, who served as her business manager until his death in 1990. She had four sons: Clarence Franklin from Donald Burk, Edward Franklin from Edward Jordan, Teddy F. White when she was married to Ted White, and the Christian rap artist Kecalf Franklin Cunnigham from Ken Cunningham. Her last husband was Glynn Turman.