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Cops: Man Shot After Aretha Franklin Argument

Newser — Rob Quinn

Fans mourned Aretha Franklin all around the world Thursday—including in a barbershop in Suffolk, Va., where a discussion of the Queen of Soul turned violent. Witnesses say that after an argument over whether Halle Berry had played or was going to play Franklin in a biopic turned violent, Michael Jermell Hatton, 44, pulled a gun and shot another patron, WTKR reports.

Police say the victim, 47-year-old Tony Lundy, is in critical condition. The New York Daily News reports that Franklin repeatedly said she wanted Berry to play her in a movie due to start filming next year—but the role went to Jennifer Hudson after Berry said she couldn't sing anywhere near well enough for the role.

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