Last night at Ford Field, Beyonce and Jay-Z dedicated their concert to Franklin, saying, "We love you" and thanking her for her beautiful music. It was confirmed yesterday that Detroit-native Aretha Franklin is gravely ill and in hospice care.
The 76-year-old performer had to cancel appearances earlier this year due to medical issues. She announced last year that she would be retiring from touring to spend time with her family. Her last live performance was in November at the Elton John AIDS foundation even in New York City. Franklin's family is asking fans to pray for her.