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Aretha Franklin Is “Alert, Talking, Laughing” with Family

The Queen of R&B soul is in good spirits according to news, she is alert, talking and laughing with family.. Earlier this week it was reported that Aretha Franklin was basically near death surrounded by family in Detroit.

According to Vanity Fair:

Franklin’s nephew Tim Franklin made it clear that any “deathbed” talk is a little preliminary. And she’s watching, so maybe choose your words carefully.

“I saw her a week ago Friday and we talked for about 45 minutes to an hour. My brother was there on Saturday and she was alert, talking, laughing, joking,” Tim Franklin told the magazine in a post published early Tuesday morning. “She’s watching TV, so god forbid she sees all of this ‘Aretha’s dead,’ so I don’t want to dampen her spirits on that.” “She’s alert, laughing, teasing, able to recognize people,” he told People. “We believe she’ll pull through it, she believes she’ll pull through it, and that’s the important thing.”

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