Relive 7 iconic Aretha Franklin performances, from Obama’s inauguration to ‘Blues Brothers’

Relive 7 iconic Aretha Franklin performances, from Obama’s inauguration to ‘Blues Brothers’

During the network's in memoriam tribute to the Queen of Soul - who died Thursday morning - viewers noticed that one of the featured images of Franklin wasn't a picture of the late singer at all.

The death of the singer was made public by Gwendolyn Quinn, the family's publicist in a statement, which noted that her death was caused by advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin's oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit.

Aretha was known for major hits such as Respect and I Say A Little Prayer, and had more than 20 United States number ones over the course of her career. We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. "There were times that we were asked to go to the back of the restaurant - say - or we couldn't use the bathrooms".

Aretha has been battling the sickness for years and has had to cancel some planned shows and singing tour.

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But that's not all: Franklin has also been honored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, received a National Medal of Arts and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 from President George W. Bush.

Her biggest hit, "Respect", became an anthem of the civil rights and women's movements.

Her last public performance came last November at Sir Elton's Aids Foundation's 25th anniversary gala in NY. According to the Miami Herald, the singer recorded hits such as "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" and "Spirit in the Dark" at Criterion Studios, a North Miami recording studio now operating as the Hit Factory. The image hails from a 2014 performance at the White House, where she sang for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Like so many others expressing their sadness today, I owe to her more joy and love of music itself than I'd ever be able to put into words. "Rest In Peace to the Queen of Soul". She also earned 18 Grammy Awards. Her voice and music was a part of the soundtrack to American history. In 2016, Franklin announced she was launching her own food line following the success of LaBelle's sold-out sweet potato pies at Walmart, saying "Ms. Patti's gonna have to move that pie to the side!" But never anything about "I'm gonna retire" or 'I'm through.' Because her son was recording. For more than 50 years, she stirred our souls. I was fortunate enough to spend time with her and witness her last performance. Aretha's first music school was the church and her performances were powered by what she learned there.

Trump posted a tweet that concluded: "She will be missed!"

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