On Thursday, the music community came together to remember Aretha’s legacy.
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) August 16, 2018
RIP Aretha Franklin. pic.twitter.com/KbxWpKdgTm
— deray (@deray) August 16, 2018
One of the greatest voices of all time has been silenced. My dear friend Aretha Franklin has passed. Even though her music will live on forever, the sound, the voice, and the inspiration of the Queen of Soul can never be matched. Farewell, Aretha.
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin was always very kind to me. In that old school auntie kind of way. She would always say how proud she was of our generation.
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, was born in Memphis, and Tennesseans were so proud of her legacy. While she’s left us in body today, her music will live on forever. Maria and I send our prayers to her family and her millions of fans who are mourning her passing today.
— Bill Lee (@BillLeeTN) August 16, 2018
— Sir Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) August 16, 2018
It was a double thrill for me to perform on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera on my 85th birthday and have the Queen of Soul (and heart) Aretha Franklin singing with me….she will be missed by the world. pic.twitter.com/74VM9IYejI
— Tony Bennett (@itstonybennett) August 16, 2018
Let’s all take a moment to give thanks for the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, who inspired us all for many many years. She will be missed but the memory of her greatness as a musician and a fine human being will live with us forever. Love Paul pic.twitter.com/jW4Gpwfdts
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) August 16, 2018
Mourning the loss today of @ArethaFranklin who shared her spirit and talent with the world. She deserves not only our RESPECT but also our lasting gratitude for opening our eyes, ears and hearts. Rest in eternal peace, my friend.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 16, 2018
Woke up to hear the news about Aretha Franklin. It was announced she was very ill and close to passing a couple of days ago. A Beautiful person. A Beautiful voice. Glad to see say I had the pleasure of meeting her once if only in passing. My heartfelt condolences to her family and the people who knew her well in this life. Rest in Power Queen. Playing your music as I fly out today on tour. You are the patron saint of all of us hustling on the road. Peace & Love. #arethafranklin #restinpower
Aretha truly sang with the spirit of God in her. She is one the Greatest singers and voices to ever walk this planet. There is only one Queen of Soul and that’s you Aretha! Sing for the angels and make them cry. You are one of the greatest we have heard seen and felt. Love to you Queen. GOD bless your Soul.
The Queen. This is a hard one. Lost my Grandma 2 weeks ago. Aretha was one of her favorites. Aretha has always been my favorite. I have already been in Aretha mode of the past couple of weeks due to my grandma passing. I feel like Aretha went to meet her. God bless Aretha Franklin. She literally provided a soundtrack to my life.