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Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley Died on the Same Day

This Connection Between Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley Might Give You Goosebumps

Aretha Franklin on 4/18/85 in Chicago, Il. in Various Locations, (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage)

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The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, passed away at the age of 76 on Aug. 16, connecting her to another legendary musician who died on the same day: Elvis Presley. "The King," as he was affectionately called, died on Aug. 16, 1977, after suffering a heart attack. It's certainly an interesting coincidence, considering how iconic both artists are and how much their careers have impacted the entertainment industry.

But what's even more fascinating is the fact that Aretha was born in Memphis, TN — the same city where Elvis died at his Graceland home and is still buried today. These two prominent singers, both integral to the fabric of American pop culture, will forever be linked by the day of their deaths, as well as their connection to one of the country's most musical cities.

American singer and actor Elvis Presley on the set of Elvis: That's the Way It Is, directed by Denis Sanders. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

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