Aretha Franklin who is in hospice care at her home is surrounded by her loved ones and resting at home, a member of the iconic singer’s family tells PEOPLE.
“She’s alert, laughing, teasing, able to recognize people,” Franklin’s nephew, Tim Franklin tells PEOPLE following the news of the 76-year-old star’s illness Monday.
“Family is there with her,” he said. “She’s home.”
The singer has “been ill for a long time” and her loved ones have been warned her “death is imminent.”