Aretha Franklin: A life in pictures

Aretha Franklin

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Rumours started that Franklin had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer back in 2010, but the singer never publicly confirmed that she was sick.

Franklin, who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think, ' "I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, 'Respect", announced her retirement from touring previous year. While artists like Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, and Missy Elliott penned heartfelt tributes, Ariana Grande paid homage to the Queen of Soul with an emotional performance on "The Tonight Show". The rest of the inscribed fields pinpoint information that is already readily available, such as birthrights and her occupation (singer/songwriter). The New Bethel Baptist Church, located on the corner of Linwood and Philadelphia streets, was where Franklin first sang.

She performed for several presidents, including at the 2009 inauguration of Barack Obama, the country's first African-American head of state. Her hit songs in the late 1960s tapped into the spirit of the civil rights movement while her hit cover (and gendered re-authoring) of Otis Redding's Respect was an anthem of black female empowerment.

We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin's family and friends. The year 1980 was another big one for her - she signed to Arista Records, released the album Aretha, performed at London's famed Royal Albert Hall, and made her big screen debut playing the waitress Mrs. Murphy in The Blues Brothers. She was a musical pioneer whose voice defines an era, amplifies a sound and reflects the range of who we are as black people.

Sharpton, who was also on MSNBC with King, said his most endearing memory of her was from the 2016 jazz celebration at the White House.

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In 2012, Trump tweeted a birthday tribute to the revered singer, writing: 'Happy Birthday to my legendary friend Aretha Franklin'.

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As previously reported, Aretha Franklin passed after enduring several months of deteriorating health.

Regardless of their politics, it's safe to say that Obama's post was a bit more eloquently put, considering how his message honoring Franklin, well, actually honored her. I don't say this about everybody.

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