The Respect singer is saying her last goodbyes to loved ones at her home in Detroit after an eight-year battle with cancer, according to Showbiz411.
Dubbed the Queen of Soul and considered one of the greatest voices ever, Aretha’s dazzling music career includes classic songs (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and I Say A Little Prayer.
Rolling Stone magazine also named the 76-year-old the greatest singer of all time.
The mum-of-four is surrounded by loved ones in the town where she was born.
Reports say her family have asked for “prayers and privacy” for the singing legend.
Aretha last performed in November 2017 for the Elton John’s AIDs Foundation concert in New York.
The singer has battled with her health and weight throughout her life.
Aretha was diagnosed with an ‘unspecified illness’, widely reported to be pancreatic cancer, in 2010, forcing her to cancel a string of live shows.