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

Jim Carrey Misses the Mark, Slammed for His Aretha Franklin Tribute

Jim Carrey Misses the Mark, Slammed for His Aretha Franklin Tribute

Wonder, who is also a Detroit native, also shared his admiration for her late father, Reverend C.L. Franklin, noting how much the two inspired his music.

Franklin died in her Detroit home Thursday surrounded by her family. Beyond her constantly played classics, like "Respect" and "Say a Little Prayer", her oft-dismissed early Columbia output is great ('One Step Ahead' is a personal favourite), as is some of her stuff from the early to mid-1970s. "In a lot of ways, her music and her voice have been a soundtrack to my life - maybe yours, too".

- Franklin has performed at the inaugurations of Presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and Barack Obama.

She told The New York Post that she hits the superstores "about three times a week, at least a mile or so". "She touched every genre. She was probably only about five years old, but that's how I first met her".

According to Aretha Franklin's death certificate the iconic singer did in fact die of pancreatic cancer.

Clinton and his wife, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, yesterday hailed her as "one of America's greatest national treasures". "All of our other friends that we grew up with were gone". She could make many a meal.

"And she sung about three numbers and danced and was just wonderful, and she gave me a $1,500 tip".

Her voice breaking, Jackson, 52, described how Franklin, who passed away Thursday at 76, lived near the family during part of her childhood.

It was revealed this week that the Respect chart-topper was "gravely ill" in Detroit. A 1986 duet with George Michael, I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me), hit number one in several countries.

"Even with whatever turmoil that may have been happening in her life, even through her illness, she did not put that on anybody else", Wonder said.

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