In Renton, nephew of Aretha Franklin remembers his famous aunt

In Renton, nephew of Aretha Franklin remembers his famous aunt

The queen of soul, the dynamic voice that bridged gospel to R&B to rock and beyond, the one and only Aretha Franklin, has passed away today at her family's home in Detroit.

She also recalled receiving a call from Franklin, who wanted to have her nephew or grandson send her his music. "She was terrific - Aretha Franklin - on her passing", Trump said during a cabinet meeting Thursday, according to the New York Post. "She was given a great gift from God - her voice, and she used it well. She will be missed!". "She touched me", said Alicia.

Paul McCartney called Franklin an inspiration and "the Queen of our souls", while Diana Ross hailed her "wonderful golden spirit".

In any case, his comments were seen as somewhat disparaging and pretty disrespectful.

Music star Adele said she was "absolutely heartbroken" by Franklin's death.

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Soaking in all these influences, Franklin learned to play piano by ear and by age 10 was singing solos for her father's congregation at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit.

She says she wants people to "remember her legacy, remember how much she was committed to her fans and to the love of her work". It was Aretha Franklin. "There wasn't a single corner of the world that didn't rise and swing to her music". She helped us feel more connected to each other, more hopeful, more human.

U.S. singer Janelle Monae shared a photo of her and Franklin on social media, describing her as a "genius that walked this Earth". This is true whether we're listening to an early hit like "Respect" or her staggering 2015 Kennedy Center Honors rendition of "Natural Woman" in front of a visibly moved President Obama. She gave us the BLUE PRINT. She LAID THE FOUNDATION and her name was QUEEN ARETHA FRANKLIN. "I am infinitely THANKFUL".

The Tonight Show on Thursday paid its respects to the late Aretha Franklin with a little help from Ariana Grande.

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