Published: Sat, August 18, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Hearse Arrives at Aretha Franklin's Detroit Home for Funeral Prep

Hearse Arrives at Aretha Franklin's Detroit Home for Funeral Prep

She passed away at home in Detroit from advanced pancreatic cancer.

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.

In 2010, she suffered serious health problems, but continued to perform until late previous year, singing last in November 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in NY. She insisted that she "didn't see" the apparent snub and ― despite the video of it ― that the lady Franklin brushed by "wasn't me". "We miss her already so much".

She won 18 Grammys and had 25 gold records in her decade-long career that started when she was just 14 years old.

In 1987, she became the first female artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She was anointed as a kind of national treasure, having performed at important historical events, ranging from the funeral of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior to the inauguration of President Barack Obama. We were witnessing the greatest soul artist of all time.

Obama tweeted: "Aretha helped define the American experience".

"We love Aretha not just because she was a great and unique singer, but because she was a great and unique doer".

Annie Lennox added: "As the One and Only "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin was simply peerless". "M$3 ore than once I've met a hero of mine but nothing compared to getting to know Aretha Franklin".

The Queen of Soul is notoriously private about her personal life.

Her records sold millions of copies and the music industry couldn't honor her enough. Legendary music. Music that you don't really hear today. There will never be another woman as phenomenal as her which is why it's not surprising that celebrities are mourning the loss publicly.

In Redding's version, the woman was sitting at home waiting for her man. Franklin turned that on its head. It was reported by TMZ on August 17 (Aug. 16 in the United States) that Grande broke down after singing a tribute to Franklin on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon".

Aretha Louise Franklin was born on March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Franklin reportedly has received more than 12 honorary degrees from prestigious universities throughout her life. "May you rest in peace".

Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section member David Hood calls Franklin's death a awful loss for the music industry.

In his autobiography, "Rhythm and the Blues", Wexler wrote about his vision for Franklin. I will always be grateful for her support of my father and the civil rights movement through the years.

Wexler persuaded her to leave Columbia Records in 1966 and sign with Atlantic Records, where he was an executive.

Billy Mitchell, the Apollo's historian, said the landmark theater would likely hold a tribute to one of its most beloved performers.

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