Aretha Franklin’s Privacy Has To Be Honored
Music icon- Aretha Franklin has exited the world. The Queen of soul passed away on 16th August. And also, on the 41st death anniversary of the King of Rock n’ Roll- Elvis Presley. The entire world has been mourning this loss to the music industry.
Sources reveal that Aretha Franklin was seriously ill. The 76-year old superstar died our of advanced pancreatic cancer. But her death has been no surprise. The weeks following up to her demise, Aretha Franklin had been ailing and her death was considered imminent. But fans got little to hear about what was going on. Her representative previously shared that her family and friends surrounded her at this difficult time. Other than that, no specifics about her illness or death were revealed.
Now that Aretha Franklin is no longer in the world, her desire for extreme privacy is more evident than ever. She always worked hard to ensure it. This has been confirmed by her biographer who spent two years working on her memoir. Later, he even penned down Aretha Franklin’s biography of her life. But this led to a public rift between the two. Even when David Ritz claimed that his version was the true story of the singer’s career and tumultuous personal life, Aretha Franklin did not agree. She considered it a book full of lies.
Aretha Franklin’s privacy was very significant to her. And David Ritz explained why it was so. Apparently, the singer led a tough childhood. Soon as she entered the career, she was hit on with tabloids. Aretha Franklin was considered to be a victim of domestic violence and she did not agree with herself being portrayed as a beaten woman. Nor did she want to be viewed as some sort of tragedy. Aretha Franklin used to share pictures of her happy home and family. Any stories that contradicted the image she gave out drove her mad.
Soon, Aretha Franklin came off as someone who seriously guarded her privacy. When she welcomed her sons, she did not even reveal their fathers’ identity. While she struggled seriously with health, she never revealed any of her illnesses either.
Aretha Franklin had extreme views when it came to privacy. The Queen of Soul idealized things. And as the world remembers her mourning the loss, her privacy should still be respected.