As the world tunes in to say farewell to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin at the live-streaming of her funeral services, another musical monarch – Empress of Soul Gladys Knight – deals a crushing blow to the genre’s fans.
Just two weeks after Franklin succumbed to the pancreatic cancer, Knight reveals she too suffers from the deadly disease.
Hear it from her inside:
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the 74-year-old icon. Though pancreatic cancer was implied by her statement above, as of time reported Knight has not confirmed what type of cancer nor when she first received the diagnosis. At present, her publicist has denied requests for comment.
Knight and her publicist have clarified this comment and confirm she does NOT have cancer. Click here to read more.