Luminaries Visit, Pay Tribute, to 'Seriously Ailing' Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin was visited by singer Stevie Wonder, Rev. Jesse Jackson and her ex-husband Glynn Turman on Tuesday after reports this weekend about her declining health, The New York Times reports. A spokeswoman for the family said that the 18-time Grammy Award-winner is “seriously ill and surrounded by family members who appreciate the outpouring of love and support they have received.” Two sources also told the newspaper that the voice behind “Respect” and “Natural Woman” was “receiving hospice care at home.” Many celebrities paid tribute to her, with Beyonce and Jay-Z thanking Franklin on-stage during their world tour and former President Bill Clinton tweeting that Franklin was in his and Hillary Clinton’s thoughts.