The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Has Passed Away At 76

The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Has Passed Away At 76

The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Has Passed Away At 76

She influenced generations of female singers with unforgettable hits including Respect (1967), Natural Woman (1968) and I Say a Little Prayer (1968).

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The 60 Minutes segment also features producer Jerry Wexler talking about why he calls Franklin the "Lady of Mysterious Sorrows".

Trump's initial tweet after her death was announced was fairly innocuous by his standards, saying "The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is dead".

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Sharpton, who was also on MSNBC with King, said his most endearing memory of her was from the 2016 jazz celebration at the White House.

"Every time she sang, we were all graced with a glimpse of the divine". If you further consider that she sang in her father's church choir from a young age and recorded her first gospel album at age 14, the number of years only expands. Then her funeral will be held at Greater Grace Temple. The singer is now in her native Detroit surrounded by family and friends. A date for the funeral at the church has not yet been given, and it's not known yet if it will be open to the public.

Other than "Respect", her powerful cover of the Otis Redding tune that became a feminist anthem and her calling card, Franklin had dozens of Top 40 singles, according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Franklin's declining health was first disclosed on the Showbiz 411 website late Sunday by Roger Friedman, a reporter and family friend.

- Clinton awarded Franklin the National Medal of Arts, while President George W. Bush awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honour, in 2005. She died yesterday at her home in Detroit.

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