But though friends have disclosed the "Respect" singer has "been ill for a long time", her family remain hopeful she will pull through.
Tim also said that while the 76-year-old singer "is sick", her family is "trying to keep her spirits up and go from there". "She performed on stage and on the big screen in movies as well, but it's that voice and that power that people remember so fondly", he said.
Yesterday, reports emerged saying Aretha was "gravely ill in Detroit", with Roger Friedman saying in his Showbiz 411 column: "The family is asking for prayers and privacy".
"She's alert, laughing, teasing, able to recognize people", Tim Franklin told People following the news of her illness Monday.
In 2005, Ms. Franklin was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom - the highest award for an American civilian - by then-president George W. Bush.
"We love you and thank you", she told the audience, per the Detroit Free Press. Just weeks ago, Pastor Smith says she contacted him about performing at the church's annual benefit concert. Rumors circulated that her condition placed her "near death", but her family has backed off that claim.
"So many (of them) have given us decades of Timeless music", the rapper wrote on Twitter.
Ex-Manafort Accountant Given the Pink Slip After Testifying
He also refused to let them ask Manafort's former business associate Rick Gates about his reported extramarital affairs. He told jurors how he disguised millions of dollars in foreign income as loans in order to lower Manafort's tax bill.
Even Trump had begun wearying of Manigault Newman's omnipresence in meetings by the middle of his first year, those people said. The president expresses disbelief at her dismissal, which he claims he "didn't know" about until he saw it on the news.
The unit may reverse its previous falls in the wake of upcoming news and banking regulations imposed by Turkish authorities. Market analysts broadly welcomed his comments but said investors wanted to see action.
The transfer window is closed for Premier League clubs, although they are stil allowed to sell and loan out players. Emery added that Stan Kroenke's bid to take sole ownership of the club could be positive for the club.
Global rights groups repeated calls for an end to the war and strongly condemned the bus attack and other civilian massacres. The Houthis' al-Masirah TV reported that 39 people had been killed and 51 wounded, saying they were "mostly children".
The only sad part is that collectors will probably keep a lot of these units in their boxes, and they're too pretty not to play. Also included in the special translucent packaging will be a PlayStation Camera and vertical stand for the console.
Is a recent post written about West Nile virus in Sumter County true? The virus is life-threatening for the elderly. Those who do develop symptoms usually do so between two to 14 days after they are bitten by the infected mosquito .
Official death toll still 131 in Indonesia quake
Among other major buildings to collapse were a health clinic, government offices and other public facilities, he said. But some evacuees have complained of being ignored or of experiencing long delays for supplies to arrive at shelters.
Another quake rocks Lombok; Death toll at 259
The death toll is estimated by some to have now topped 300. "We saw everybody leaving in boats but no boat came to us", he said. After the 6.9 magnitude natural disaster in Lombok, Facebook users wrote "I hope people will survive".
Crash reported after plane stolen from Seattle airport
The plane was piloted by a 29-year-old Pierce County man and crashed on Ketron Island , the Pierce County Sheriff's Office said. The plane "was doing stunts in the air or probably the lack of flying skills caused crash into Island", the department tweeted.
Canada asking allies to help cool Saudi dispute
Saudi Arabia's media ministry is investigating the incident, which came as tensions between the two countries escalated. Among those arrested was Samar Badawi, whose brother Raif Badawi was arrested in Saudi Arabia in 2012.
Fantasy Cricket: Dream11 tips for 2nd Test-- England v India
Stokes took three wickets on Sunday's fourth and last day at Edgbaston, including the prize scalp of India captain Virat Kohli. England and India were left frustrated at Lord's with persistent rain wiping out the whole of day one of the second Test.
Melania Trump's parents are sworn in as US citizens
Throughout his presidency, Trump has made a point to target undocumented immigrants, whether they have a criminal record or not . The Knavses, both in their 70s, raised Melania Trump in Sevnica, a Slovenian town of around 4,500 people.