Re: RIP Aretha
Posted by Pretty Petunia
on 8/16/2018, 8:39 pm, in reply to "RIP Aretha
While saddened of course by Aretha's passing I am glad she beat the odds to stay on this earth for 76 years, all three of her siblings having succumbed to cancer two without reaching age 50. Although she refuted it at the time Aretha was evidently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer as long ago as 2010 so she did "soldier on" through illness for several years, continuing to give concerts until last year. Any extra time she might have been given at this point would likely have been extremely uncomfortable.
And while her 76 years were not issue-free overall Aretha seems to have eluded the demons who've typically plagued artists of her stature. And there's always been her music - and always will be.