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Aretha Franklin during an appearance on NBC's 'Late Night with Seth Meyers.'

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –

Aretha Franklin, the first woman ever to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, passed away Thursday morning.

The “Queen of Soul” was inducted into the Rock Hall in 1987.

Franklin’s publicist says Franklin died after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Celebrities paid tribute to the entertainment icon on social media.

 

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Cedric The Entertainer Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Cedric The Entertainer Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
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