The Queen of Soul left us in 2018

Posthumous Pulitzer Awarded to Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

The "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin, was the first woman to be honoured with a special citation prize. These special citation prizes have been awarded since 1930 and this will be a posthumous Pulitzer awarded to the legendary singer. 

The wonderful Aretha Franklin passed away on August 16th, 2018 at the age of seventy-six due to pancreatic cancer. She was an absolute legend in the music world and even had the name, the "Queen of Soul". She was honoured in 2019 with a Pulitzer Prize along with Canadian composer, Ellen Reid who was honoured the Prize for Music. For the full story, click on the video above. 

The legendary "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin