Celebrities and the 'Big C'
Aretha Franklin — Pancreatic Cancer (died)
The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, was a rare talent. She died in 2018 of this rare form of cancer. The pancreas helps us digest food and control blood sugars, so this cancer can make it hard for us to process fats, carbohydrates and proteins. It can also cause diabetes. Red meat, alcohol, saturated fatty acids and fructose additives may increase risk of contracting the disease.