'' No one did it much better' ' – Response to Aretha Franklin'' s death

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Image”/ > Shea Walsh/ AP In this Nov. 21, 2008, file picture, Aretha Franklin carries out at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Franklin passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76.

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018|3:59 p.m.

Reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, who passed away Thursday:

” Through her compositions and unmatched musicianship, Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we might feel our history, all of it and in every shade– our power and our discomfort, our darkness and our light, our mission for redemption and our hard-won regard. She assisted us feel more linked to each other, more hopeful, more human. And in some cases she assisted us just forget about everything else and dance.”– Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, in a statement.

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” This morning my longest friend in this world went home to be with our dad. I will miss her a lot however I understand she’s at peace.”– Smokey Robinson, in a statement.

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” The most constant voice in music for 60 years has actually been Aretha Franklin’s voice … The world of music has actually lost a little its soul.”– Jesse Jackson, in an AP interview.

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” I cannot remember a day of my life without Aretha Franklin’s voice and music filling up my heart with so much happiness and unhappiness. Definitely sad she’s gone, what a lady. Thank you for everything, the melodies and the motions.”– Adele, via Instagram

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” It’s an unfortunate day however what a glorious lady. Her voice states it all!”– Keith Richards, via Instagram.

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” It’s difficult to envisage a world without her. Not just was she a distinctively brilliant singer, however her commitment to civil rights made an enduring effect on the world.”– Barbra Streisand, through Twitter.

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” No matter the number of great singers and voices there will always be 1 Queen. #ArethaQueenForever.”– Oprah Winfrey, by means of Instagram

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” Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul. The Icon. The ultimate vocalists’ singer. The greatest vocalist and musician of my lifetime. The power of your voice in music and in civil rights blew open the door for me and so numerous others. You were my motivation, my coach and my pal.”– Mariah Carey, by means of Twitter.

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” A national treasure to everybody. However to me personally, Aretha Franklin was my dear, dear good friend, my homegirl, and I enjoyed her a lot. From seeing her as a baby singing and playing at the piano at her daddy’s house, to her offering a rousing efficiency at the White House, she has constantly been amazing. No matter how the music has actually changed throughout the years, she remained so appropriate.”– Berry Gordy, in a declaration.

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” It seems really unusual to get up and hear that she passed today even though she lived such a long and satisfied life. It’s no secret that she’s an icon. She is an icon of all icons … I don’t know anyone she hasn’t motivated.”– Nicki Minaj on Apple Music.

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” What a life. Exactly what a tradition! A lot love, regard and gratitude. R.I.P.”– Carole King, via Twitter.

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” She is now in the pantheon of God’s greats, in the bosom of household.”– Whoopi Goldberg, through Twitter.

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” I’m absolutely devastated by Aretha’s death. She was really one of a kind. She was more than the Queen of Soul. She was a national treasure to be valued by every generation throughout the world. Apart from our long professional relationship, Aretha was my pal. Her loss is deeply profound and my heart has lots of sadness.”– Clive Davis, in a statement.

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” We have actually lost among the terrific artists of our time. Aretha Franklin was one of God’s valuable gifts to the world_one of God’s shining jewels. She is deeply loved by millions of people as the Queen of Soul. Her voice is still a guiding light to vocalists today.”– Rep. John Lewis, via Twitter.

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” It’s a sad day for the world with the loss of our Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. My career is one of numerous that stand on the shoulders of not only an extraordinary voice however also a remarkable woman. My household and I send love and prayers to her family. Her legacy will survive on forever.”– Bobby Brown, in a statement.

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” Aretha Franklin and I have actually been good friends and label mates for more than sixty years. I adored her and I know the feelings were shared. While I’m heartbroken that she’s gone I know she’s in the Lord’s arms and she’s not in discomfort or suffering any longer.”– Sam Moore, in a statement.

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Today has constantly been a difficult day for me, and now the ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has actually left us, this loss distresses my heart not just was she a fellow Memphian, however she was likewise my inspiration to sing.– Lisa Marie Presley, via Twitter. Thursday is the 41st anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death.

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” Aretha was such a classic motivation to me therefore many others, the ultimate queen, thank you for the present of your voice, music and unshakeable soul.”– Christina Aguilera, through Twitter.

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” Her voice; her presence; her design

No one did it better

Genuinely the Queen of Soul

I will miss you!”– Lionel Richie, in a declaration.

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” Salute to the Queen. The greatest singer I have actually ever understood.”– John Legend, by means of Twitter.

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” The loss of Aretha Franklin is a blow for everyone who loves real music: Music from the heart, the soul and the Church. Her voice was unique, her piano playing underrated– she was one of my favorite pianists.”– Elton John, through Instagram.

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” The older I get, it appears like the more ‘goodbyes’ must be said, and the more difficult they are to say. I just heard that Aretha Franklin has passed. I have actually known Aretha because my early years in New york city. We utilized to joke around. She was something! I simply want to say to her household that I really appreciated her as a vocalist and as a woman. I am so sorry we have actually lost her. Goodbye my friend.”– Willie Mays, in a declaration.

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” We have actually lost another legend from the civil rights age. From the time she was a teen, Ms. Franklin has actually been singing freedom songs in support of my father and others in the battle for civil liberties. As a daughter of the movement, she not only used her voice to amuse but to boost and motivate generations through tunes that have ended up being anthems such as “Regard” and “Bridge over Troubled Water.”– Dr. Bernice A. King, in a statement.

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” I’m being in prayer for the wonderful golden spirit Aretha Franklin.”– Diana Ross, by means of Twitter.

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” From the time that Dinah Washington first informed me that Aretha was the ‘next one’ when she was 12-years old till today day, Aretha Franklin set the bar upon which every female singer has and will be measured. And she did it with the professionalism, class, grace and humbleness that just a real Queen could. I cherished every moment that we invested together from operating in the recording studio, to performing on the actions of the Lincoln Memorial, or just hanging in the cooking area, and I will miss her very much. RIP Ree-Ree. You will reign as the Queen forever.”– Quincy Jones, in a statement.

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” Today the world has actually experienced a remarkable loss. Aretha was an unusual treasure whose unequaled musical genius assisted craft the soundtrack to the lives of so many.”– Patti LaBelle, through Twitter.

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” One of the highlights of my profession was singing with #ArethaFranklin at The Tony Awards. It was an out of body experience for me. Among biggest vocalists of perpetuity. You will be missed out on by all.”– Hugh Jackman, through Twitter.

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” The Spinners dream to reveal their heartfelt acknowledgements to the household of Aretha Franklin. It was Aretha who recommended Atlantic Records to The Spinners in 1968, where they made their greatest hits. Aretha Franklin will permanently be the Queen of Soul.”– The Spinners, in a statement.

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” For more than 50 years, she stirred our souls. She was sophisticated, stylish, and utterly uncompromising in her artistry. Aretha’s very first music school was the church and her efficiencies were powered by exactly what she found out there. I’ll constantly be grateful for her kindness and assistance, including her efficiencies at both my inaugural celebrations, and for the chance to be there for exactly what regretfully turned out to be her last efficiency last November at a benefit supporting the fight against HIV/AIDS. She will permanently be the Queen of Soul and so much more to all who understood her personally and through her music. Our hearts go out to her household and her many fans.”– Bill Clinton, in a statement.

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” She was an amazing artist and a fantastic vocalist, however she was also like the lady next door. I think what kept her actually grounded was her spiritual training, and her daddy. The world has lost an actually terrific person.”– Kenny Gamble, who worked with Franklin in 1969, when she tape-recorded his tune “A Brand New Me,” in an interview.

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” The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is dead. She was an excellent woman, with a fantastic present from God, her voice. She will be missed!”– Donald Trump, via Twitter.

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” Lucky enough to have actually seen Aretha live exactly as soon as, and this was it. Thank you for the music, we will be listening to you forever.”– Lin-Manuel Miranda, through Twitter.

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” Aretha Franklin was just peerless. She has actually ruled supreme, and will always be held in the highest firmament of stars as the most exceptional vocalist, performer and recording artist the world has ever been privileged to witness.”– Annie Lennox, through Twitter.

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” 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, several years. She will be missed but the memory of her greatness as a musician and a great human being will deal with us forever.”– Paul McCartney, via Twitter.

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” Deeply saddened by the death of a precious pal and queen/warrior Aretha Franklin. Her contributions are famous both personally and societally. We hope you take a time out today to remember the life of a lovely soul.”– The Rev. Al Sharpton, by means of Twitter.

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” Rightfully known worldwide as the ‘Queen of Soul,’ Ms. Franklin’s matchless voice and remarkable profession have actually left an indelible mark on the lives of many and will never be forgotten.”– RCA Records, in a declaration.

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” Aretha Franklin– I want to thank her for her fantastic voice singing the signature tune of ‘A Different World.’ She made a big, strong positive effect on that series. I am playing a cut from her CD– the title of the song is ‘Wholy Holy’– and she’s live in a church. Bon Voyage.”– Expense Cosby, in a statement.

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