Social media tributes flow for the late, great Aretha Franklin

Social media tributes flow for the late, great Aretha Franklin

Social media tributes flow for the late, great Aretha Franklin

Among the items left in honour of Franklin at the site - which was given to the singer back in 1979 - was a gold crown with red velvet padding, and a plaque with featured the iconic lyrics from her version of the song I Say a Little Prayer.

Australian singer Renee Geyer was enormously influenced by Franklin from a young age and spoke about her passing on ABC radio.

Fox News has had their share of being dragged for their outlandish "journalism", but on Thursday the network took the ultimate "L" in the wake of Aretha Franklin's tragic death. "She's playing the piano here".

She said "R.E.S.P.E.C.T." also touched her as a powerful song that she believes gave women and people of color a sense of pride and energy.

"Born in Memphis and raised in Detroit, Aretha Franklin grew up performing gospel songs in her father's congregation". "One of the greatest blessings of the work that I do is that I get the chance to meet and have conversations with some really incredible people", Lemon said. Franklin long denied claims that she was fighting cancer, but her health steadily declined for years. A 1986 duet with George Michael, I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me), hit number one in several countries.

"'We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on". The visitation will last 12 hours each day, according to Franklin's publicist Gwendolyn Quinn.

"She's a baby, and they're trading stories with her and she's feeling their frequency and their vibration and they're teaching her music", he said.

Charles Smith says he's flooded with the memories every time he listens to his Aretha Franklin's music at home with his family in Renton.

"I get this phone call from this gentleman".

Franklin also performed at pre-inauguration concerts for Bill Clinton in 1993 and Jimmy Carter in 1977.

"I want to begin today by expressing my condolences to the family of a person I knew well", he began. "100 percent. I'm literally marrying him, '" she said "And we weren't even friends [at that time]". "She sang about respect, she sang freedom, she told us to think - all these things we think of as being American, she kind of personified".

People place flowers at a makeshift memorial at the nameplate for singer Aretha Franklin outside the Apollo Theater on Aug 16, 2018, in NY.

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