In this 2011 file photo, Aretha Franklin smiles after the Detroit Pistons-Miami Heat NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich.

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies, leaving legacy of 'Respect'

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'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies in Detroit at 76

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Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died from pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

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The Latest: 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

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Aretha Franklin (File, July 14, 1968)

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

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Aretha Franklin performed at the State Fair Grandstand in 2014.

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