Trump, Obama, Clinton react to Aretha Franklin's death

Bessie Dean
August 18, 2018

They have all been involved in her career, and an insider says that they will fight to keep their mom's money in the family.

The multiple Grammy victor cemented her place in USA music history with a powerful, bell-clear voice that stretched over four octaves.

It will be a four-day event to celebrate her life.

Aretha Franklin hadn't ventured far from her adopted hometown of Detroit for three years.

"More than once, I've met a hero of mine, but nothing compared to getting to know Aretha Franklin - Ms. Franklin".

'In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. They said that they had lost the matriarch and rock of their family, and the love she had for them knew no bounds. "My sympathy, love and prayers go out to her family, loved ones and fans around the globe".

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Franklin's Hollywood Walk of Fame star was quickly turned into a makeshift memorial surrounded by floral tributes and a crown after news of her death broke. "Her sincerity is unforgettable", the 68-year-old singer said. Then her funeral will be held at Greater Grace Temple.

A memorial concert is also in the works. "She was elegant, graceful, and utterly uncompromising in her artistry", the former United States president in a joint statement with his wife said".

"Every time she sang, we were all graced with a glimpse of the divine". She was a musical pioneer whose voice defines an era, amplifies a sound and reflects the range of who we are as black people. "She was just a great person, great cook, great woman". In passing, Franklin stands as a reminder that our love for each other can be improved so much more effectively through joy rather than hate. "This next song is a song that a girl took away from me", he said. "[It's] wonderful what she did with the song", he said.

Her obituary in the Detroit Free Press reports that Aretha Franklin had pancreatic cancer.

"That's why I said I'm going to bring my granddaughter and let her see where it all started for the Queen of Soul", Harris said. Though her influence was felt throughout music, a critical part of her legacy lies in gospel, where she got her start. Do you guys know this is 2018 and not 1818?

It is one of Franklin's signature songs, and is considered the song that introduced her to the world.

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