On Thursday, August 16, the world said a sad goodbye to iconic singer Aretha Franklin. The 76-year-old had been battling a series of health issues over the past few years, but her health had rapidly declined in the days leading up to her death.
Over the weekend, Aretha's family confirmed that the singer was "gravely ill" and that she was surrounded by family and loved ones in her home. Immediately after the news was released, people around the world began sharing heartwarming tributes.
Now, Aretha's final performance has been made available. According to reports, her final performance took place in November 2017 at a gala celebrating the 25th anniversary of Elton John’s AIDS Foundation.
Below is the clip of the legendary singer:
About the performance, Elton John wrote, “She was obviously unwell, and I wasn’t sure if she could perform. But Aretha did and she raised the roof. She sang and played magnificently, and we all wept.”
Throughout the singer's career, she won 18 Grammy Awards. Beyond that, she won three major awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award, the MusiCares Person of the Year Award, and the Legend Award.
What do you think about Aretha's final performance? Let us know! Share your thoughts and tributes here. In other recent news, an argument over the singer after her death escalated to a shooting and one is in critical condition.