Aretha Franklin Calls off Wedding

January 23, 2012 Updated Jan 23, 2012 at 2:50 PM EDT

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Aretha Franklin Calls off Wedding

January 23, 2012 Updated Jan 23, 2012 at 2:50 PM EDT

Aretha Franklin's engagement is off.

According to USA Today, the 69-year-old legendary singer issued a statement Monday announcing that her engagement to William Wilkerson is off.

Franklin and Wilkerson announced their engagement earlier this month.

Read the USA Today story HERE.