Late last night, a rumor sprang up on the internet that Aretha Franklin was on the verge of passing away and that friends & family were at the hospital saying their goodbyes.
According to people close to Aretha, this rumor is FALSE.
Roland Martin took to Twitter to dispel the rumor, saying he spoke to a close team member who confirms Aretha is ‘alive and well.’
DO NOT spread the BS that @ArethaFranklin has passed away. She is ALIVE AND WELL. Just talked to one of her close team members. I have calls out to her directly as well. JUST STOP!
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) November 21, 2017
Shaun Robinson also took to Twitter with her own account, saying she spoke to someone who spoke directly to Aretha and said she’s fine.
Good Morning, Everyone. I just spoke to one of Ms. Franklin’s family friends in my hometown Detroit. They spoke to Aretha moments ago and asked me to tell you please don’t believe this news that was trending. Have a good day. https://t.co/3LTyD4UlEH
— Shaun Robinson (@shaunrobinson) November 21, 2017
And there you have it!