• Aretha Franklin was known as the Queen of Soul
  • She died in 2018
  • THIS was her health battle

After years of speculation about her health, her representatives confirmed her cancer battle. She died in 2018 of advanced pancreatic cancer. She was 76 years old. Here is a look back at her health struggles.

Aretha was a trendsetter

Franklin’s official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist. Regardless of her reputation as a performer, Aretha Franklin’s cancer doctors say she was no diva as a patient.

Also interesting:

"As a person, she was extremely kind, she was respectful, she was funny — she treated people like me and my team members as her friends,” said Dr. Manisha Shah of Ohio State University...

Watch the video above to learn more!