Erma Franklin

 

Age: 64

 

Summary: R&B singer and older sister of Aretha Franklin who sang backup to Aretha on many of her hits including Respect and scored her own hit in 1967 with the original Piece of My Heart (later a bigger hit for Janis Joplin), which was nominated for a Grammy.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: March 13, 1938

 

Died: September 7, 2002

 

Location: Detroit, Michigan