Tributes pour in for 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin

17 August, 2018, 20:42 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Tributes pour in for 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin

He said he would pay tribute to Franklin by listening to her music.

The 76-year old singer, who won countless awards and sold over 75 million records, died at her home in Detroit on Thursday after suffering from pancreatic cancer.

- Details about the visitation and funeral for The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin have been released.

"Thus‚ we join in saying a little prayer for Mama Franklin‚ that her soul may rest in the same proud soul that her soul music gave to humanity in general". Then her funeral will be held at Greater Grace Temple.

The 18-time Grammy award victor cemented her place in USA music history with a powerful, bell-clear voice that stretched over four octaves.

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"We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family". Fans have been paying their respect by leaving balloons and flowers outside the church.

Also, Barack Obama on Thursday in a statement praised "Queen of Soul" for her "unmatched musicianship" which he said "helped define the American experience". A 1986 duet with George Michael, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)", hit number one in several countries. The singer is now in her native Detroit surrounded by family and friends.

The same farewell was given to civil rights icon Rosa Parks in 2005.

In 2010, she suffered serious health problems, but continued to perform until late a year ago, singing last in November 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in NY.



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