Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson visit ailing Aretha Franklin

Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson visit ailing Aretha Franklin

When asked if he wud give her the official grown, he replied: "Oh yeah, she deserves it".

The 76-year-old hit the headlines earlier this week, after it was reported that she was "gravely ill".

Despite her condition, the "Respect" hitmaker's nephew Tim Franklin recently revealed she is in good spirits, although he is anxious about her seeing reports which state her death is said to be imminent. "She has earned the title as the Queen of Soul and that is how she wants to be remembered".

In a story August 14 about Stevie Wonder and Rev. Jesse Jackson visiting Aretha Franklin at her home, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Jackson visited Franklin on Tuesday.

Aretha Franklin is surrounded by those closest to her as the legendary singer receives hospice care. "My brother was there on Saturday and she was alert, talking, laughing, joking". Her late father, C.L. Franklin was the pastor at Friendship Baptist Church.

"I saw her a week ago Friday and we talked for about 45 minutes to an hour".

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Aretha made her final public performance in August of previous year at the Mann Center in Philadelphia, reportedly battling through "exhaustion and dehydration" to "miraculously" complete the show.

Tim added: "She is sick [but her family are] trying to keep her spirits up and go from there. We hope you'll lift her up by listening and sharing her songs that have meant the most to you", Clinton tweeted.

"Like people all around the world, Hillary and I are thinking about Aretha Franklin", Clinton said Monday on Twitter.

Beyonce, who's now touring with her husband Jay-Z for the On The Run II tour stopped their show the other night in Aretha's hometown of Detroit and dedicated their performance to her.

Stevie Wonder visited Franklin on Tuesday, according to her spokeswoman Gwendolyn Quinn. "I am not going to even deal with that", she told JET, PEOPLE reports.

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