Trump, ex-presidents remember music legend Aretha Franklin

Bessie Dean
August 21, 2018

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"Aretha helped define the American experience, " former USA president Barack Obama said. On her way to her seat, Franklin passed Labelle, who reached out her hand to the Queen of Soul only for Franklin to brush past her.

Music star Adele said she was "absolutely heartbroken" by Franklin's death. "But we do have a chance to earn something more enduring".

Meanwhile US singer Monae shared a photo of her and Franklin on social media, describing her as a "genius that walked this Earth".

Dozens of artists - many of whom peformed with Franklin over the years - took to Twitter to share their condolences and memories of the global icon.

"We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin's family and friends".

The singer fought for black people to have the same rights as white people.

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Tributes have continued to flood in for Aretha Franklin.

Beatles star Paul McCartney gave thanks for Franklin and her work.

She was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Wendy Williams interviewed Aretha Franklin on her show in 2011 where she asked the Queen of Soul about her love life. Maybe Fox News was just tossing one last jab in during its tribute to the Queen of Soul, but knowing what came out with the official statement, it was probably more of an oversight than diva-level shade.

Another user, Lady_C, also thanked Franklin "for being a blessing in my life and brightening the darkness that was there". A tribute concert is also scheduled for November in New York City.

Others shared their favourite songs.

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