Aretha Franklin Debunks Cancer Rumors; Says I Will Be Around

October 5, 2015

After numerous reports claiming the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin allegedly was dying of pancreatic cancer, Franklin herself wants to set the record straight.

“I don’t know where ‘pancreatic cancer’ came from,” Franklin told “Access Hollywood.” “No one in my family ever said that to anybody.” Assuring fans that she’ll be around for a long time, Franklin said the doctor told her the procedure she had added “15-20 years” to her life.