[Media Take Out] Some shocking news that hurt our heart – and it’s about a legendary African-American celebrity.
According to our snitch, the female celeb, who is seen as a legend in this country, contracted HIV from a male partner back in the 1980s and has been on medication.
Well the snitch says that the medication is no longer working, and she now has full blown AIDS.
When she dies, and that could happen shortly, the cause of death will be a “rare cancer.”
Similar: At The Hospital
[Optional] Did you suspect she was ill?
Charshank Redemption says
Aretha – the tile letters are a clue – similar to spelling out R-E-S-P-E-C-T similarly to her biggest hit. Wow – who would have thunk she acquired the AIDS virus.!
The scrabble graphic spells it out in seven letters, just like the song R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Sounds like it could be Franklin considering her past, but can’t really tell if she has POZ face or not.
Oprah Winfrey, a USA celeb not a British one and certainly not worldwide. Aretha is a worldwide legend.
I don’t want it to be Aretha
but the way the tiles spell out HIV/AIDS made me think of “Respect”
I am in shock.
This has to be Aretha.
Now her weight gain back in the 90’s makes sense and so does her recent weightloss. I read that the HIV medication they used back in the 90’s would make you gain weight.
The queen, Aretha? Nooooooo
Aretha Franklin? She’s had some hush-hush hospitalizations before plus the photo reminds me of her song, “Respect,” which is spelled out by Aretha while singing it.
The other person whom I think it could possibly be is the first black Miss America, Vanessa Williams, as she was really the first black American female “celebrity,” that is a person who is famous for being famous. Hope it’s not her as she is much too young to go yet!
Not that I wish it on Aretha (or anyone else) either. 🙁
I think it’s Dionne Warwick. Hurts our hearts = Heartbreaker, one of her big hits. She’s very quiet and out of the public eye when she should be enjoying her well deserved legend status. Very sad news.
I retract my earlier guess of Whoopi Goldberg. I think it’s Aretha – the clue being the letters spelling out, like R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Aretha. The letter tiles in the photo remind me of R-E-S-P-E-C-T, plus the use of the word legend. She was given a Grammy Legend Award in 1991 and has a “Legends of Soul” album. Plus, she has cancelled several performances lately due to illness and lost a LOT of weight in recent months…
Gotta be Aretha Franklin – scrabble = spelling = R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Very sad. 🙁
How awful, whoever it is!
Aretha. I hope not though, but – daggone. She has lost so much weight recently, and she was rumored to have cancer about 3 years ago. …but rallied back to health.
Please don’t let it be Aretha Franklin :/
Whitney is already gone so maybe Tina Turner? I certainly hope not.
My first thought was Oprah because she is a legend. She started out with a very tough life and overcome it.
My prayers are with them whoever it is. I’ve always said cancer is a jerk, it seems to keep finding a way. I feel the same about AIDS.
Sounds like Aretha Franklin.
Whoppi just named a Disney legend or Aretha Franklin
Sadly, I think this is Aretha Franklin.
Aretha Franklin? Going on weight loss photos this seems to fit.
Is this Aretha Franklin??
She’s had a substantial weight loss and the last pictures I saw, she looked ghastly.
Maybe Tina Turner. I haven’t seen her around in a long time. I wish publicists wouldn’t hide behind other death causes, though. People seem to have forgotten that AIDS can kill and drug cocktails might not work forever or for everyone. I think the world needs reminding how important safe sex still is.
Very sad. She is a legend.
I have no idea, but I guess we’ll find out when or if it happens. This blind is very similar to the one about Prince.
It would have to be somebody 60+, for it to have happened about 30 years ago.
The only female black legend that comes to my mind is Arethra Franklin. Everybody knows she has been ill for some time.
Aretha Franklin has been said to be a cancer survivor. It’s also said her weight has been falling off at a scary pace.
If this is her, it would be such a shame … a terrible end to a wonderful music star who already had too much pain in her life.
If it helps: the scrabble board brings to mind R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Tina Turner? Whoever it is, it’s really sad.
I think it’s Aretha Franklin. It’s been reported that cancer is behind her dramatic weight loss, and she’s canceled concerts.
richie guy says
OMG Aretha looks terrible I had no idea!
I hope this isn’t Oprah
I’m going to go with Tina Turner on this one. She was the first legend that came to my mind.
Diana Ross? only legend that comes to mind
It doesn’t say singer, so not Dianna Ross or Patti LaBell. It doesn’t say multi-hyphenate, so it’s not Oprah. A celebrity who is legendary? I’ll go with Grace Jones…
Can’t wait to see the guesses because I have no idea. They say Celebrity rather than singer/actress so I assume it’s either someone like Oprah (although I don’t think it’s Oprah), a multi-hyphenate, or someone who’s just famous for being famous. There are so many legends to choose from! Hope this isn’t true for this person’s sake.
Perhaps Whooping Goldberg??
Clue: Hurt our heart, was in a film called Clara’s heart??
Not seen her about a great deal so not the slightest clue!
Hope I’m wrong, what an icon! xx
I sure hope not 🙁
IDK… Aretha Franklin?
Aretha Franklin is the legend I first thought of and sure enough she’s lost weight they’re saying is from cancer. God bless her, I’m sorry she’s sick. No one deserves to die of AIDS or cancer. She’s such a great lady and I’ll pray for her to get through this with dear family and friends by her side.
Oprah Winfrey? I don’t know if you guys consider her as a legend but I searched “legendary African-American celebrity” and she is the first on the list.
About the optional question, I don’t really follow her so no, I wouldn’t know.
Nichelle Nichols, Uhura from the original “Star Trek.” Just a guess, but I think I read something about her being ill a few years ago. It’s hard to come up with other”legends,” outside of Oprah and I don’t think it’s her. I don’t consider loudmouth Whoopi Goldberg a legend, although she probably sees herself that way.
Whoever it is, I wish they wouldn’t lie about her cause of death, aids is still a scourge in the U.S.
Aretha Franklin. How sad and unfair. She is a true legend.
Aretha Franklin. She’s lost a ton of weight lately.
Unfortunately, I feel like this is Aretha Franklin. Very sad!
Aretha Franklin…there have been reports that her cancer is back..
Chaka Khan? I know she was close to Prince. Or maybe Aretha Franklin since she’s lost so much weight recently. Who ever it is, I send them love and light
Whoppie Goldberg, she has not been on the View, joy has been feeling in.
Aretha Franklin…hasn’t been looking well for awhile. Hospitalized multiple times and her voice is gone. If this true I hope she would have the courage to speak out before she passes.
Oh no…. Aretha Franklin. God bless her.
I just thought she had lost weight.
Scooby Snacks says
Some are saying it’s Aretha Franklin but I don’t know. She is supposedly battling pancreatic cancer.
Sending love to Aretha Franklin.
First person that came into my head was Oprah. Probably totally wrong, but it’s still sad for whoever it is.
Eek..not sure who this could be. Im gonna guess someone in Prince’s close circle tho cuz of similar blind.
I hope this serves as a PSA that NO ONE is immune. Money or Celeb A-list status or not. Condoms condoms condoms people!!
It can’t be Oprah, because she’s looking super healthy and is out and about promoting her new healthy food products.
It’s not Diana Ross, she’s touring this year!
I honestly can’t think of anyone. It had better not be Oprah, I’ve just written a popular post about her being enlightened and invincible lmao.
I am thinking that it’s Aretha Franklin. She’s long been considered a legend in America; she’s lost an incredible amount of weight lately, and there have been rumors of illness. Plus, she has talked about a “mysterious” lover that she toured with long ago (I forget the exact term she used) who could possibly be the culprit (although could equally likely be someone who has succumbed to the illness himself).
I apologise for my use of the term “culprit.” That implies that the person who gave it to her knew he was HIV-positive and gave it to her on purpose, and that is not an assumption that should be made.
Oh no, not Aretha? She’s lost so much weight.
Tina Turner? Oh, lord please no!!!
No idea. “Legend” makes me thing older women. The first black female legends that came to mind were Aretha and Nichelle Nichols.
I think Google just told me this is Aretha…
Something struck me odd when I saw how much weight she lost. She doesn’t strike me as a gym bunny. Wondered if there might be more to it, but HIV/AIDS *Never* crossed my mind!
very sad. no clue. but I assume hurt our heart is a clue.
Aretha Franklin. ?
Aretha Franklin, Final tour and sudden weight loss.
Hope for the best.
That’s what the letters in the photo remind me of RESPECT
I thought aretha as well…great catch in the pic spelling out words like her song where she spells out R_E_S_P_E_C_T
PAULA ABDUL, a” legend” because she made it with absolutely no talent!
Magic Johnson, Arsenio, or Prince
Her erratic behavior, Aids meds(AZT) or Dementia, they will claim brain cancer, GLIA.
I’m hedging my bet, a legend for what?
Then it hit me.
Is it RuPaul, who looks frightful lately.
A gallon of filler doesn’t hide anything.
Accolades piling in to cash in.
Will it be Michelle’s road race soon?
There have been rumors of cancer for a number of years as explanation for her weight loss, her face looks more like the wasting you see with AIDS than conventional weight loss, and she’s cancelled a lot of appearances of late…. Sad.
Aretha Franklin. Reports are she has cancer and photos show her looking really skinny. She is considered a legend
Celebrity: I think this is Aretha Franklin as I’ve read recently that she has cancer.
Aretha Franklin? They’ve already stated she has cancer…
This is probably a stretch, but I’m thinking Whoopi Goldberg because of the picture. It might be an allusion to her gig on Hollywood Squares a while back. Although I’m not sure she’s seen as a “legend.”
I am guessing Tina Turner. She’s had a house on the market since September and hasn’t been seen in a while. Never seemed lucky in love. 🙁
The only legend I can think of is Diana Ross.
I hope it isn’t true 🙁
Virgo the Virgin says
Dirty Squirrel says
Aretha Franklin. :'(
Aretha Franklin and her sudden weight loss?
Whoa, my first thought was Oprah but she is certainly a world wide legend. In thinking more about it, I am now thinking Aretha Franklin who recently announced plans to retire and seeing pictures of her lately looking much much thinner. Several years ago it was announced that she had pancreatic cancer which she later debunked. If this is she or anyone it is indeed sad.
Aretha Franklin….major weight loss in a recent pic
Drastic weight loss in recent years
I thought she had pancreatic cancer or something similar, no? Or was that just a cover up from her management?
Aretha Franklin? (lost a lot of weight recently) – so most likely
Could be any of them. They are all legends and it will be a sad day when any of them passes away.
I’m thinking this is Aretha Franklin as she’s been ill and has lost lots of weight.
Oh wow! Diana Ross? Oprah? Patti Labelle?
Vivacia Fox or Whoopie Goldberg
Only legend I can think of who has been having unexplained health problems is Aretha Franklin.
Aretha Franklin has lost a LOT of weight recently. Honestly, I don’t want this blind item to be anyone – but she’s my guess.
This is Aretha Franklin. So very sad. I had no idea she was sick, but I am reading now the reports that she is losing weight and has cancer.
I hope it’s not Aretha Franklin??
Orrr maybe Aretha Franklin!
Sad to hear
Hope it isn’t her but it sounds like Aretha Franklin since I don’t think she’s as well-known internationally as her peers but is revered in the USA.
Aretha Franklin 🙁
She’s lost a lot of weight, too.
I heard Aretha’s cancer has come back. Could it be her?
Dionne Warwick. Her and Backarack (sp?) made magic back in the day.