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.
A tribute to Aretha Franklin at a Jay-Z and Beyonce concert in Detroit last night. That's the Queen of Soul's hometown. DJ Khaled got the crowd going when he played her song "Respect" for the crowd of thousands. Franklin is reportedly in hospice care at her home. @WPTV @FOX29WFLX pic.twitter.com/jP887Hap4C— Erica Rakow (@EricaRakow) August 14, 2018
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.