Fans pay tribute to "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin

17 August, 2018, 21:58 | Author: Norman Carr
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She had already released Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and Think.

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A celebration of her life will take place for multiple days in Detroit, her hometown where she died Thursday after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.

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"I mean, Aretha Franklin called me".

Paul McCartney called Franklin an inspiration and "the Queen of our souls", while Diana Ross hailed her "wonderful golden spirit".


"She was indeed the Queen of Soul".

"Every time she sang, we were all graced with a glimpse of the divine. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds", the statement said. He says she helped define the American experience and the gift of her music remains to inspire us all.

Clinton and his wife, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, hailed her as "one of America's greatest national treasures". The singer is now in her native Detroit surrounded by family and friends.

Aretha Franklin is dead and we still, 50 years after she made her artistic and commercial breakthrough, can scarcely comprehend the still-shocking power of her singing. "I don't want you to get sick!'" "I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from, and where it is now", she told Detroit Local 4 reporter Evrod Cassimy.

In 2005, Franklin was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom - the highest award for an American civilian - by then-president George W Bush.

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