ARETHA Franklin passed away on August 16, 2018, aged 76 after an eight-year battle with pancreatic cancer. The soul legend died in Detroit surrounded by her loved ones. What was Aretha Franklin's cause of death? On August 16, 2018, legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin died after an eight-year battle with pancreatic cancer. The Queen of Soul passed away in Detroit surrounded by her loved ones. Reports claim her family had asked for "prayers and privacy" before her passing. After news broke that the star was gravelly ill, Mariah Carey led the support from famous fans on Twitter to say she was keeping Aretha in her prayers. After her death her family made a statement reading: "Franklin's official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin's oncologist, Dr Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute. "In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the … [Read more...] about What was Aretha Franklin’s cause of death, how old was the Queen of Soul and when was she diagnosed with cancer?
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With the death of Aretha Franklin and Kofi Annan this week, we take a look back at all the names and faces we have lost from the celebrity world in 2018. It is 2016 which will always be remembered as the year when we said goodbye to huge name after huge name, from David Bowie to Fidel Castro. While 2017 was kinder, we still were forced to bid adieu to popular faces such as Bruce Forsyth and Keith Chegwin. However, 2018 looks to be following in the same footsteps as we've sadly said goodbye to some hugely popular and well-loved celebrities this year. With the Mirror, here’s a run-down of all the inspiring, well-known and stand-out individuals who have died in 2018 so far. John Turner BBC Radio Bristol's former presenter John Turner died at the age of 71. The cause of his death has not been confirmed. He retired in July 2007 after 29 years at the station. BBC Radio Bristol tweeted: "We are heartbroken to tell you that our beloved friend and colleague, BBC Radio Bristol legend John … [Read more...] about All the celebrity deaths in 2018 from Aretha Franklin to Dale Winton
These are some of the celebrities and public figures who lost their lives this year. As 2018 comes to an end, we're remembering some of the well-known people to whom tributes have been paid over the last 12 months. Former American president George H W Bush died in November, after living longer than any of his predecessors, and served a single term in office from 1989 to 1993. His presidency had a massive impact on the world stage, overseeing the end of the Cold War with Russia and embarking on military action against Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War. Bush is father to former President George W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. His wife Barbara died earlier this year. Beloved children's cartoon Spongebob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg died aged 57 from Motor Neurone Disease in November. Comic book legend Stan Lee died on November 12 aged 95. Creator of such iconic characters as Spider-man, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, he died just over a year after losing Geordie … [Read more...] about In memory of the celebrities who died in 2018
As the Evening Standard still refuses to give my annual pop awards the kind of glitzy ceremony, star presenters and shiny trophies that the theatre and film bashes enjoy, I’m forced once again to ask you to use your imagination to visualise this page being read aloud by Rihanna in the Dorchester ballroom. Look! There’s Marshmello, applauding gallantly. It’s been a bumper year for music moments, just a few of which are celebrated in the hastily made-up categories below. Thanks for reading, see you in January! Comeback of the Year - George Ezra Ezra released a catchy, peppy comeback single in the summer of 2017 called Don’t Matter Now. It peaked in the charts at a feeble number 66. Clearly the public was holding out for even catchier, peppier fare. Paradise went to number two in the spring, then Shotgun hit number one and became the song of the summer. His second album, Staying at Tamara’s, is zooming towards double-platinum status and … [Read more...] about The best (and worst) moments of music in 2018
Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. The word follows "toxic," picked by Oxford Dictionaries, and "misinformation," plucked by Dictonary.com .Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster's editor at large, told The Associated Press ahead of Monday's announcement that "justice" consistently bubbled into the top 20 or 30 lookups on the company's website, spiking at times due to specific events but also skating close to the surface for much of the year.While it's one of those common words people likely know how to spell and use correctly in a sentence, Sokolowski pointed to other reasons that drive search traffic. Among them is an attempt to focus a train of thought around a philosophical problem, or to seek aspirational motivation. Such well-known words are often among the most looked up every year, including those that are slightly … [Read more...] about Merriam-Webster picks “justice” as its 2018 word of the year