Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson visit ailing Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin gravely ill

Stars are being lined-up to perform at a tribute concert in honour of Aretha Franklin, who is "seriously ill" at her home in Detroit.

Her publicist Quinn added that she has been receiving famous visitors over the weekend, with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jesse Jackson and her ex husband, actor Glynn Turman checking in on the legend.

While speaking to People on Tuesday, Aretha's nephew Tim Franklin told the publication that the family is hopeful she will be able to pull through, despite accounts that the singer has been ill for a long time and that "death is imminent".

Franklin's best-known songs span many decades and include Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, I Knew You Were Waiting For Me and Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves.

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The 76-year-old music icon is believed to be "gravely" ill, and whilst her family are said to have gathered round to say their goodbyes, they're thankful for the "outpouring" of support they and the Queen of Soul have received since the news was first reported.

"Like people all around the world, Hillary and I are thinking about Aretha Franklin tonight & listening to her music that has been such an important part of our lives the last 50 years".

Franklin's fans, including former US President Bill Clinton, have taken to social media to express their thoughts.

At this time, Franklin's exact condition remains unknown, but she's reportedly in hospice care surrounded by her loved ones.

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"She would have loved to have been here", Tyler said.

The soul singer had been battling health problems for years.

Aretha Franklin is in good hands. "She's definitely a queen and she's unbelievable so I really feel for her".

When her father relocated to Detroit, so did she, but her mother remained in Buffalo, working at Buffalo General Hospital. "I wish the best for her and I wish the best for her family", he told paparazzi.

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