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Aretha Franklin, music legend, sadly dies of pancreatic cancer

Posted by: Comms 16 August 2018

Today it has been reported that music legend Aretha Franklin has very sadly passed away from pancreatic cancer. 

Commenting on the news, Diana Jupp, Chief Executive of the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK, said:

“We’re very sorry to hear that Aretha Franklin has died from pancreatic cancer and our thoughts are with her family, friends and millions of fans at this very difficult time.

Decades after huge progress has been made in treating other forms of cancer, pancreatic cancer is still taking far too many lives. It’s very difficult to treat, very difficult to diagnose and can spread quickly – depriving people of precious time with those they love most. It is so important that we take on this tough disease through the latest cutting-edge science and by being there for patients, families and friends.

“Our Specialist Nurses are here to help anyone affected by pancreatic cancer with free, confidential advice through the Pancreatic Cancer UK Support Line. They can be contacted on 0808 801 0707 or email nurse@pancreaticcancer.org.uk.”