More than 100 worshippers gathered Wednesday in a 5 a.m. weekly service normally attended by about a dozen members of New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit to pray for the gravely ill "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin, a daughter of the church once led by her father.
"The love she has for her family is above reproach and was evident in the warm smiles she was able to share with her nephew during his very brief visit two weeks ago".
Aretha never forgot Buffalo and would often talk call out Queen City street names that she remembered while performing on stage. "We hope you'll lift her up by listening and sharing her songs that have meant the most to you".
"And the last time I talked to her, she just said 'I'm not to be anxious about, and the church is not to be anxious about'".
Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin has been the champion of love songs and battle cries. "My brother was there on Saturday and she was alert, talking, laughing, joking", he continued.
"She would have loved to have been here", Tyler said.
Local television stations later confirmed Franklin's illness.
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"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".
Actress-singer Mandy Moore, who stars in "This Is Us" with Brown, said Franklin has "the most incredible legacy".
He also added that while his aunt "is sick", the family is doing their best to "keep her spirits up".
It's also been reported that her friends and contemporaries Stevie Wonder and the Reverend Al Sharpton have both visited her to pay their respects in person, while her one-time label President Clive Davis is already planning a tribute concert to here to take place sometime this fall.
The mother-of-four Wednesday the American actor, who has three children from a previous relationship, back in 1978 - before they divorced in 1984.
When asked if he wud give her the official grown, he replied: "Oh yeah, she deserves it".
Though Franklin is still alive, tributes are already pouring out in preparation for her death.