Ailing Aretha Franklin Visited by Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson

Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder (Credit: Deposit Photos)

Stevie Wonder visited Aretha Franklin at her home Tuesday in Detroit, according to The Associated Press.

Franklin also received visits on Tuesday from Rev. Jesse Jackson and her ex-husband, actor Glynn Turman, her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn said.

Several media outlets have been reporting that Franklin has cancer, and death is “imminent.” She is said to be receiving hospice care at her home, and is surrounded by relatives.

“She is seriously ill and surrounded by family members who appreciate the outpouring of love and support they have received,” Quinn told People magazine.

Read More: Aretha Franklin Fans Flood Twitter With Messages of Support 

Concerned fans and friends have been sending the Queen of Soul positive thoughts on social media since Sunday, when news broke that she is seriously ill.

Among those offering well-wishes are former President Bill Clinton and wife Hillary Clinton.

“Like people all around the world, Hillary and I are thinking about Aretha Franklin tonight & listening to her music that has been such an important part of our lives the last 50 years,” the former president tweeted Monday. “We hope you’ll lift her up by listening and sharing her songs that have meant the most to you.”

Jay-Z and Beyoncé also thanked Franklin for her “beautiful music” during a concert Monday night in Detroit.

Patti LaBelle, Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan, Tyler Perry and Missy Elliott have also posted tributes to Franklin.

The legendary singer-songwriter, 76, who is known for such hits as Respect and Chain of Fools, announced plans to retire last year.

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