‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies aged 76

The legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin has died at her home in Detroit, aged 76.

Tributes have poured in from across the worlds of music and politics to honour the ‘Queen of Soul’.


Aretha Franklin’s family


Barack and Michelle Obama


Donald Trump




Hillary Clinton


Sir Paul McCartney


Liam Gallagher


John Legend


Oprah Winfrey




The star was reported to be “gravely ill” on Monday August 13. In the days since she was visited by Stevie Wonder and her ex-husband Glynn Turman. Franklin spent her final days under hospice care at her home “surrounded by friends and family”.

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