Aretha Franklin Victim of Latest Celebrity Death Hoax

Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman and now the Queen of Soul?

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is recovering from surgery related to her pancreatic cancer diagnosis, is the latest celebrity to become the target of a death hoax. On the heels of R&B singer Teena Marie’s sudden death, reports began circulating online Monday that Franklin had passed away. According to a source close to the singer, Franklin is alive and still recuperating from surgery. This celebrity-death-hoax phenomenon is out of control, and something should be done about it. There is freedom of speech and press, but this is ridiculous.