FILE - In this July 26, 2010 file photo, soul singer Aretha Franklin poses for a portrait in Philadelphia. Stevie Wonder visited an ailing Aretha Franklin at her home in Detroit on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Franklin’s publicist Gwendolyn Quinn said Tuesday that the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Franklin’s ex-husband, actor Glynn Turman, also visited the Queen of Soul, who is seriously ill.
Photo: AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File
Photo: AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File

Stevie Wonder visits, Beyonce and Jay-Z dedicate tour stop to Aretha Franklin

Love and well wishes continue to pour in for Aretha Franklin as she receives hospice care at her Detroit home.

On Monday night, Beyonce and Jay-Z dedicated their “On the Run II” tour stop at Ford Field to the soul icon, who has been synonymous with the city throughout her 60-year career.

“We love you and thank you,” Beyonce said after the opening song.

On Tuesday afternoon, US Weekly reported that high-profile friends Stevie Wonder and Rev. Jesse Jackson visited Franklin’s home, as did her ex-husband, Glynn Turman, who was married to the 76-year-old powerhouse singer from 1978 to 1984.

The magazine also reported information from a source who said Franklin is responding to visitors and breathing on her own. 

When news of Franklin’s dire health condition broke Sunday night, a parade of musicians, including Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott and Ciara took to social media to offer prayers.

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.