The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has passed away at her home in Detroit after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 76.
This world needs women who are strong, independent, smart, talented, and fierce. That said, we lost one today. Even though we say “goodbye” to a legend, her legacy will live on and she will forever have our love and #RESPECT. Sing with angels, Aretha.
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) August 17, 2018
An unbelievable woman and voice. It was an honor to meet and perform with the Queen of Soul. RIP Aretha Franklin ❤️💔https://t.co/BQBtdPuoZO
— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) August 16, 2018
She could hit every note, but the greatest gift was that you felt every word. Truly the Queen. Rest peacefully, Aretha. pic.twitter.com/dzCLhuzmon
— Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum) August 16, 2018
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) August 16, 2018
— Jon Pardi (@JonPardi) August 16, 2018
The undisputed Queen of Soul, simply the greatest to EVER do it. RIP Aretha Franklin.
— Travis Denning (@Travis_Denning) August 16, 2018
Rest in Power Queen. Today is a sad day 😞 https://t.co/Nat5BXo7ph
— Mickey Guyton (@MickeyGuyton) August 16, 2018
All hail the Queen. There will never be another like you. 💔 pic.twitter.com/zSIG6bqnKO
— Karen Fairchild (@KarenFairchild) August 16, 2018
I used to sit in my car in college and try to mimick Aretha’s vocal techniques.
How to have such power while seeming so at ease.
How to say so much more than the words coming from my mouth using tone and inflection.
She was my teacher. She was my inspiration.
— Kassi Ashton (@KassiAshton) August 16, 2018
The world is better for having heard your voice. Rest peacefully, @ArethaFranklin
— Adam Hambrick (@adamhambrick) August 16, 2018
The loss of @ArethaFranklin is a blow for everybody 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 favourite pianists. pic.twitter.com/ug5oZYywAz
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) August 16, 2018
If you’re feeling down about Aretha Franklin just think, the universe is billions of years old and we got to live at the same time as her. We’re the lucky ones.
— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) August 17, 2018