Aretha Franklin Death Story is Hoax

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Ah, Twitter. What would we do without you? If it wasn’t for the lovely 140-character micro-blogging site, millions of people wouldn’t have an outlet to alternatively whine or brag about every second of their lives, and we wouldn’t have the Aretha Franklin died hoax to deal with.  Yes, the Aretha Franklin death story is not real.  Despite rumors of Aretha Franklin being dead, she is definitely still alive.  However, the Aretha Franklin death story is not going away easily.

Of course Aretha Franklin is not the first falsely reported death on the internet. However, it’s in pretty poor taste to target Aretha Franklin for a death rumor, as she underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer weeks ago.  Thankfully, Aretha Franklin is not dead, yet.