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The 'King of Rock and Roll' and the 'Queen of Soul' died on same day - four decades apart

Aretha Franklin performs at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. Foto: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

It was a Tuesday in 1977 when the world heard the tragic news about Elvis Presley.

And it was the same day - exactly 41 years after the nation lost its "King of Rock and Roll" - that it is mourning its "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin. Franklin, 76, died Thursday in her home in Detroit following a battle with pancreatic cancer...

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