Aretha Franklin Earns Posthumous Pulitzer Prize

News by Krijana Duwal Published on 16 Apr,2019

Aretha Franklin, Who Died At The Age Of 75 Due To Pancreatic Cancer, Is Now A Pulitzer Prize Winner.

  • Aretha Franklin died on August 16, 2018.
  • She died of pancreatic cancer.
  • She was active in the musical career for more than five decades.
  • She became the first woman to be admitted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

American singer, songwriter, and civil rights activist Aretha Franklin has been awarded a special posthumous Pulitzer Prize in honor for her incredible contribution in American music and culture for more than five decades.

Aretha is the first ever individual woman to receive a special citation prize which was first awarded back in 1930. The past winners include Bob Dylan, John Coltrane, and Hank Williams.

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Aretha died on August 16, 2018, at the age of 76 due to pancreatic cancer.

Her musical career spanned more than half a century and became the first ever woman to be admitted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She had 73 songs crack the Billboard Top 100.

The Capital Gazette newspaper staff was also given a citation prize for their courageous response to most massive killing of journalists in The United States history in their newsroom on 28th June 2018.

Aretha was married twice in her life. She was first married to Ted White in 1961 and later got divorced in 1969 after being married for eight years. After divorcing the first husband, she tied the knot with Glynn Turman in 1978 but divorced in 1984.

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