Family, Fans Rally Around Aretha Franklin
( CNN ) Aretha Franklin is surrounded by those closest to her as the legendary singer receives hospice care.
A source close to Franklin tells CNN’s Don Lemon the 76 -year-old “Queen of Soul” is being visited by people close to her who are reading messages from friends and loved ones, holding her hand .
Social media has also been inundated with tributes to Franklin .
Former president Bill Clinton tweeted late Monday asking others to “lift” the ailing starring .
He joined a chorus of other famous voices, including Mariah Carey, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Chance the Rapper, who offered well-wishes and prayers for the the 76 -year-old singer .
Her popularity has spanned generations and some fans shared personal tales of having fulfilled the icon .