As celebrity support streams in from all corners of the globe, new reports say that Aretha Franklin is under hospice care.
“Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is in hospice care at her home tonight,” CNN’s Don Lemon reported on Monday night, citing a source close to the 76-year-old singer.
Monday’s news that Franklin is near death sparked an outpouring of support worthy of rock ’n’ roll royalty.
At Monday night’s On the Run II Tour stop in Franklin’s hometown of Detroit, Beyoncé and Jay-Z dedicated the performance to the ailing legend.
“We love you,” the pop superstar said, thanking Franklin for “the beautiful music.”
Messages of love and support flowed freely on Monday from a wide variety of sources.
“Like people all around the world, Hillary and I are thinking about Aretha Franklin tonight & listening to her music that has been such an important part of our lives the last 50 years,” former President Clinton tweeted.
Franklin performed “I Dreamed a Dream” as part of Clinton’s first inauguration ceremony in 1993.
Others in the music industry, including Ciara, Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Chance the Rapper also shared thoughts and prayers for the Queen of Soul.
Several prayer services for Franklin reportedly were also in the works.
Activist and church leader Rocky Twyman held a prayer service for Franklin in Washington on Tuesday on the north side of the White House.
New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where Franklin’s father once presided and the artist previously performed, also has a 5 a.m. prayer service scheduled for today in her honor, according to the Detroit Free Press.
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