'Best that God had to offer in her voice. RESPECT': Tributes pour in for Aretha Franklin
Celebrities are taking to social media to pay homage to legendary singer Aretha Franklin after she passed away in her Detroit home
Even as the world was praying for the speedy recovery of 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin, we lost her on Thursday morning. The legendary singer who voiced classics such as 'Respect,' 'Think' and 'Chain of Fools,' died at the age of 76. Her music touched the lives of many, including A-list musicians of today.
The “(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman,” singer was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She grew up singing in the her father’s church in Detroit and went on to become an international superstar. Her career spanning six decades saw the iconic singer winning 18 Grammy awards as well as being the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
It is no surprise that the music icon was globally mourned by celebrities and fans alike. Many of them took to social media to share their condolences, emotions and experiences with her. From John Legend to Hillary Clinton, here is how the celebrities are paying tribute to the woman who revolutionized the music industry and has a major impact on culture as a whole.
Salute to the Queen. The greatest vocalist I've ever known. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 #Aretha— John Legend (@johnlegend) August 16, 2018
Let’s all take a moment to give thanks for the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, who inspired us all for many many years. She will be missed but the memory of her greatness as a musician and a fine human being will live with us forever. Love Paul pic.twitter.com/jW4Gpwfdts— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) August 16, 2018
Mourning the loss today of @ArethaFranklin who shared her spirit and talent with the world. She deserves not only our RESPECT but also our lasting gratitude for opening our eyes, ears and hearts. Rest in eternal peace, my friend.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 16, 2018
Aretha.— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) August 16, 2018
There will never be another Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin is the embodiment of a soul blessed with a special gift. Grateful we have decades of recordings that will live on. Long Live The Queen. #RIPAretha— Andy Cohen (@Andy) August 16, 2018
We mourn the passing of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul. Her voice will keep lifting us, through the music she gave the world. Our thoughts are with her family, her loved ones and fans everywhere. Take her hand, precious Lord, and lead her home. 🎶 pic.twitter.com/I84HTEVZU1— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 16, 2018
This photo was taken in 2012 when Aretha & I performed at a tribute celebration for our friend Marvin Hamlisch. It’s difficult to conceive of a world without her. Not only was she a uniquely brilliant singer,but her commitment to civil rights made an indelible impact on the world pic.twitter.com/Px9zVB90MM— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) August 16, 2018
RIP Aretha Franklin. Trailblazer, icon, and Queen. Thank you, thank you, thank you. #RESPECT— Mia Hamm (@MiaHamm) August 16, 2018
RIP Aretha Franklin what a voice x— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) August 16, 2018
RIP Aretha Franklin. Queen of Soul.— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) August 16, 2018
The Queen of Soul has left this earth to sit on her throne in heaven. How blessed we were to hear the best that God had to offer in her voice. RESPECT!— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) August 16, 2018
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Goodbye Ms. Aretha. You were my idol. The greatest singer of all time. Every note you sang was pure and authentic and pierced our hearts with joy and pain and life.— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) August 16, 2018
Just heard the devastating news of the GREAT #ArethaFranklin passing. Her accomplishments are so fast & wide spread. She was one of the greatest of all time! I was just listening to her in the car yesterday. #PancreaticCancer sucks! @BostonGlobe @MSNBC @rockhall @NBA #RIPAretha— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) August 16, 2018