‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Passes Away At Age 76 | NBC News

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Passes Away At Age 76 | NBC News

A publicist for Aretha Franklin confirms to the Associated Press that the iconic performer died Thursday at her home in Detroit. NBC News takes a look back at her life and legacy.
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‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Passes Away At Age 76 | NBC News

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54 Responses

  1. Homer Briseno says:

    the Queen is dead , long live the Queen !

  2. Chris Kozak says:

    Rest In Peace Ms Aretha Franklin, thank you for your beautiful music 🎼 & your golden voice. You will be missed but not forgotten, your music lives on forever. God bless you & your family.🙏🏽❤️

  3. SunShine Love says:

    R.E.S.P.E.C.T to the Queen of Soul. You will be deeply missed by all your true fans. You are the reason why I learned how to spelled ‘respect’. My love goes out to her family and friends.

  4. Tony Yay says:

    .R.I.P Queen of Soul

  5. Constance Talavera-Rowe says:

    The last Great Female Singer! Music truly died this sad day. RIP

  6. Nikita Hedarini says:

    GOD requested another beautiful voice for HIS presence🎶! At least here on earth we have her tapes🎶🎵!

  7. SaveTheEarth says:

    All the musical superstars and greats of the past are dying; and there’s nobody even close that can replace them… I can’t take this. May her soul rest in Peace

    • ImNotMad ButUR says:

      Got that right. People today don’t sing. They mimic, they all try to sound the same – and accomplished that because I can’t tell one from another. And don’t want to. They step all around a note – loud, like that is the ultimate great thing. Aretha hit all her notes. With everybody hanging on to them. This world sure is quiet to me, as far as music goes. Nothing like that anymore. Lacklusters, all of ‘em.

    • Spiral plex says:

      ImNotMad ButUR well I can’t say that I mean there’s nobody that will be able to replace the greats like Michael Jackson Aretha Franklin Whitney Houston and such but I wouldn’t underestimate the singers today there are a lot of great gospel singers today that are doing awesome and that are phenomenal vocalist my Tasha Cobbs, Kierra Sheard, Tamela Mann

    • Don A says:

      Mmm Im trying to think of some. How bout Bruno Mars? Brendon Urie? Im no die hard fan. I just appreciate good vocals

    • OnlyChase says:

      we still have lil pump

  8. Drivers of Los Angeles says:

    A True Legend

  9. Carol Thomas says:

    I’m in tears for the loss of this beautiful lady. I grew up listening to this ladies fantastic songs. Thank goodness we have her many many recording to listen to. R. I. P. sweet lady.

  10. Bonsai Talk says:

    I remember when i first saw her in Blues Brothers.. I was nine i thought she was the coolest soul singer. 38 years later that movie is the only thing that makes my Bonsaitrees grow…

  11. riffle queen says:

    FOREVER in my HEART!!! i will ALWAYS LOVE AND REMEMBER YOU!

    • Elrond Lavon Rivendell Tucker says:

      riffle queen yes she will be greatly missed

    • riffle queen says:

      Elrond Lavon Rivendell Tucker-Indeed! But you know, unlike some of the other Greats- like The Temptations, Michael, or Prince, when I listen to Arethas’ music, I do not feel that sense of sadness! I feel UPLIFTED! The QUEEN is SPECIAL! She lived a FULL life.WE will NOT let her die! She will live on forever in OUR memory! WE will never forget her or the wonderful things that she accomplished! HER music lives! LONG LIVE the QUEEN!!!

  12. Adrianna Lenora says:

    R.I.P. To the beautiful Queen Of Soul

  13. Alex Williford says:

    RIP Aretha Franklin I’ll say a Little Prayer for her and show a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T

  14. Brooklyn says:

    R.I.P Bless Her up there in heaven

  15. Danny Rumbles says:

    Imagine how Heaven is gonna sound tonight. The angels have the best music teacher and mentor now. Have a safe journey to the other side Aretha.

    • Sensitive Spirit says:

      Danny Rumbles I know Etta , Aretha , Whitney , Michael ,Ella ,Billie ,Michael ,Marvin ,Teddy ,B.B King , Prince , Natalie , Teena , Elvis ,Janis , George , Donna , Patsy , Minnie , Otis Jim , John and million other great icons will all be singing together in the great skies of heaven

    • Cheryl Mckinney says:

      Tonight!!!!! Heaven rejoiced once she transition into HEAVEN!!! Tonight will be a CONCERT🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌
      👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    • Cheryl Mckinney says:

      Sensitive Spirit
      To everyone that made it into the pearly gates of HEAVEN the 👼 ANGEL’S has UNIQUE Choir that will make four chairs turn instantly.

    • Joette Campbell says:

      Danny Rumbles ……Kmt

  16. Cherrie Weight Loss Journey 2017 says:

    RIP to the Queen of soul you will truly be missed but your music will be with us Amen

  17. puirYorick says:

    Much RESPECT !!

  18. RottedDollFace says:

    RIP to the beautiful goddess. A legend.

  19. Louis Lark says:

    Sleep in peace Queen Re Re Arthea Franklin. Her voice was one of a kind.

  20. Michaela Castalaña says:

    I’m literally in tears. Aretha Franklin was an idol to me. I’ve always wanted to sing just like her. This saddens me so much! My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to her family. 🙏🏼😭❤️

    • Eric Watkins says:

      Michaela Castalaña I’m in tears myself 😔 I loved MS. ARETHA WE HAVE ALREADY HAVE LOST THE OTHER QUEEN WHITNEY AND MICHAEL BUT I THINK OUR WONDERFUL GOD ♥️ BROUGHT ALL THREE OF THEM ON THIS EARTH FOR A BIG PURPOSE AND WHEN THEY WAS DONE GOD TOLD THEM TO COME HOME. I WILL NEVER FORGET NONE OF THEM. I’M PROUD I WAS ALIVE TO WITNESS THE QUEEN OF SOUL AND MICHAEL,WHITNEY 🎶 MS. ARETHA MAY YOU RIP

    • Sheila Mccullough says:

      Michaela Castalaña be strong baby

    • Sheila Mccullough says:

      Michaela Castalaña try not to cry she not in pain main no more

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