Aretha Franklin now home as family say she's is 'alert and laughing'

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Aretha Franklin peforms"My Country'Tis of Thee during the inaugural ceremonies in Washington D.C

"I didn't think my songs would become anthems for women", she told Time Magazine previous year.

On Tuesday's episode of TODAY, reporter Charles Croucher shared an update on the incredible messages of strength and prayers that have poured in on social media. "I spoke with her family members this evening".

In honor of the incomparable Queen of Soul, here are just 10 of her most classic and memorable songs.

She said: "I'm doing well generally, all test have come back good".

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Her remaining family are said to be asking fans for "prayers and privacy", according to Showbiz411, which claims Aretha was "miraculously" able to perform her last public show in August 2017 at Philadelphia's Mann Center despite "fighting exhaustion and dehydration".

All the best to Franklin and her family and friends during this hard time.

"She was telling me she rides around the city every now and then - she talks about how handsome it is again", Fakir said.

Missy Elliot retweeted a message she had previously shared with her following, urging everyone to celebrate living legends while they are still present.

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Wrote "Level Up" singer Ciara: "Praying for Aretha Franklin and her family right now!"

"We love you and thank you", she told the audience, per the Detroit Free Press. Rumors circulated that her condition placed her "near death", but her family has backed off that claim.

Another source told People Tuesday that the recording artist - who won her first Grammy 50 years ago, in 1968 - "had been ill a long time" and that her passing was "imminent".

She is 76-years-old. "She has influenced so many people", said Shirley Marks Whitmore, a founding producer of the show, which is put on at Miller Outdoor Theater in Hermann Park every spring.

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