Reports say the icon of music has died of advanced pancreatic cancer in its home in Detroit surrounded by family. Here is a look at her iconic career that spans generations in American music and history.
Celebrities are reacting to the death of Aretha Franklin.
The "Queen of Soul", whose passionate and compelling voice made her a titan of American music died Thursday morning in Detroit, Detroit, for pancreatic cancer, her niece Sabrina Owens confirmed at the Detroit Free Press. He was 76 years old.
Here's what the stars of the late legend say.
Celine Dion called her the "most soulful and inspirational of our time."
It saddens me to know that Aretha Franklin has passed. The most soulful singer and inspirer of our time. / Je suis attristée d & # 39; learn the décès d'Aretha Franklin. La chanteuse la plus inspirante de notre époque. – Céline xx …
📸: Kevin Mazur https://t.co/3Tz7G2W205pic.twitter.com/Q5DtmJ1IVa
YALL DOES NOT KNOW THAT WE LOST THE QUEEN !! I will miss ARETHA FRANKLIN MANY BETTER MUSIC HAS SAVED MY LIFE !! Rest in peace !!
– Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) 16 August 2018
The first daughter Ivanka Trump called Franklin "an artistic genius and pioneer whose gift to the world transcends time."
Aretha Franklin was an artistic genius and pioneer whose gift to the world transcends time.
Long live the Soul Queen as we transmit her music from generation to generation.
May He Rest in Peace.
– Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 16, 2018
Rod Stewart published a clip in which he called the sharing of the stage with Franklin "the highlight of my life". "I've always loved you, always @ Agretha Franklin", he tweeted. "Not only the Queen of the Soul, but the queen of all our hearts."
President Trump called Franklin "a great woman, with a wonderful gift of God, her voice". He added: "We will miss him!"
The Soul Queen, Aretha Franklin, is dead. She was a great woman, with a wonderful gift from God, her voice. We'll miss him!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2018
Justin Timberlake shared a picture of himself performing with the singer.
"This is the face of a young man who could not believe he was actually singing with the GREATEST OF ALL THE TIMES," he wrote. "Thank you, Mrs. Franklin for blessing us with your incomparable gift, honored to have shared the stage with you even for a moment, I bow to you all the time."
This is the face of a young man who could not believe that he was actually singing with the BIGGEST OF ALL TIMES. Thank you, Mrs. Franklin for blessing us with your incomparable gift. Honored to have shared the stage with you for a moment. Always bowing to you. #QueenofSoul pic.twitter.com/4bZVAWcqeS
– Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) August 16, 2018
Willie Nelson called Franklin "the greatest gift and the voice of a generation "
He added," It could turn any song into a hymn, we'll miss it a lot here on earth, but that band in paradise has just gotten our Angel. "
Whether it's Gospel, Blues, Jazz , R & B, Pop or Civil Rights, Aretha Franklin was the greatest gift and the voice of a generation. She could turn any song into an anthem. We will miss a lot here on earth, but that band in paradise has just received our angel
Rest In Peace Aretha
– Willie Nelson (@WillieNelson) August 16, 2018
"No one did it better ", according to Lionel Richie. He added, "" His voice; his presence; his style … Really the Queen of Soul. I'll miss you! "
Speaking to the iconic singer, Britney Spears said: "Your legacy and music will they will inspire forever and future generations. "
In a series of tweets, Don Cheadle recalled a surprise telephone chat he had with Franklin, a fan of the film in which Miles Davis played, "Miles Ahead."
4) Mom has the same kind of humor, surely it will make her fall in. Her call meant much or more to me than any compliment ever received. her like her … the undeniable goat !, and the flights of the angels sing you for your rest … freedom, freedom … freedom …
– Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) 16 August 2018  "his call meant much or more to me than any compliment ever received," Cheadle shared deva with his followers. "there will never be more on her as she, the indisputable goat and flights of angels who sing you for your rest freedom freedom freedom …"
"For me, she was a beacon of music, that he drove and inspires with every note, "explained Bette Midler. "I loved her and I still love her."
Thinking about his legacy, Steve Harvey tweeted: "Aretha has pioneered so many great artists, over 6 decades of music. your contributions. "
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul … A true legend and icon of the world … the greatest singer and entertainer of all time. Aretha has opened the way for so many great artists, over 6 decades of music. Thank you for all your contributions. My condolences and prayers are with the family. pic.twitter.com/akEgX7sv1j
– Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) August 16, 2018
The founder of Motown record company Berry Gordy described Franklin as "a national treasure for all" in a statement to the Detroit Free Press.
"From seeing her as a child singing and playing on the piano at her father's house, to her with an exciting performance at the White House, she has always been fantastic," he continued. "Regardless of how music has changed over the years, it has remained so relevant."
"You sang and lifted the spirits of all those who listened to you", exuded Yusuf Islam, also known as Cat Stevens. "May the eternal source of peace be your destination."
Taraji P. Henson expressed his appreciation to Franklin for "feeding our souls for so long !!! "
Former Vice President Al Gore praised the artist's ability to bring people together. "@ArethaFranklin has been a unique thread in the fabric of our nation's history," he said. "The music of the Queen of the Soul has played a fundamental role in uniting this country during some of our most difficult moments, we will miss it."
Diddy calls her "THE GOAT (the greatest of all time) THE QUEEN"
Jennifer Nettles said: "As singers, we all aspire to his passion, authenticity and power. , his gifts and his contributions have changed the heart and the lives touched: she was and remains a national treasure. "
Aretha. The queen of the soul. As singers, we all aspire to his passion, authenticity and power. His talents, his gifts and his contributions have changed the heart and the lives touched. She was and remains a national treasure. Rest in Power Queen. pic.twitter.com/jW1b93Hoff
– Jennifer Nettles (@JenniferNettles) August 16, 2018
Martha Reeves said: "The Lord has come to take my house & Soul; # 39 ;. "  He continued, "Aretha Franklin has been a true icon in Detroit and around the world. My prayers go to the family at this time. Her legacy and friendship will be remembered forever"
The Lord came to take my "Soul Sister" home. Aretha Franklin was a true icon in Detroit and around the world. My prayers go to the family during this time. His legacy and friendship will always be remembered – Martha Reeves 🌹
– MARTHA REEVES (@MARTHAREEVESvan) August 16, 2018
The official Twitter account for the Rolling Stones recalled Franklin's powerful pipes. "Very sad for the news about Aretha, it was so stimulating and wherever you were you always took you to church."
Speaking as a composer, Billy Joel shared: "I know personally as a significant talented performer the material can be, no one can replace it. "
Ariana Grande shared a clip of Franklin singing, together with a heart and a simple message: "forever"
forever ♡ pic.twitter.com/E4JopV0ffT
– Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 16, 2018  Missy Elliott imagined a lively concert above. "I imagine you are in heaven while you are performing and I keep moving people's souls", he tweeted
Rest easy #ARETHAFRANKLIN I imagine you are in heaven while you are doing and keep moving souls of people🙌🏾 this was my favorite aunt record #RockSteady you will always be the Queen of the Soul that you were before many of us were born! Thanks for giving us the music LEGENDARY TIMELESS 🙏🏾❤️ pic.twitter.com/bEueBCLGJ9
– Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) August 16, 2018
Brian Wilson praised his fellow artist. "She was one of the biggest and most exciting singers".
Reflecting on his "sister in the song", Patti LaBelle tweeted a statement that said: "Today the world suffered a huge loss.Aretha was a rare treasure whose unparalleled musical genius helped create the soundtrack of the life of so many ".
Together with a video of her singing "Respect" by Franklin, Reba McEntire shared, " I "I had so many influences in my life, and one of them is the Queen of Soul, Rest In Peace, Aretha. I will sing this for you. "
I have had so many influences in my life, and one of them is the Queen of the Soul Rest in peace, Aretha, I will sing this for you https://t.co/GcwwWioHsl
– Reba (@reba) August 16, 2018
Tony Bennett, now 92, shared a photograph of his 85th birthday performing with "the Queen of the Soul" (and heart). " He added: "he will miss the world."
Ringo Starr shared his thoughts together with more emojis. "God bless Aretha Franklin the queen of the soul, peace and love for her family," he wrote.
God bless Aretha Franklin the queen of the soul, peace and love for her family 😎✌️🌟💖🎵🎶☮️
– #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) August 16, 2018
In a statement to the USA TODAY Thursday, Neil Portnow, president and CEO of Recording Academy, described Franklin as "an incomparable artist who became famous as one of the deepest voices in music."
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Along with one of his photos and Franklin, Faith Hill wrote, "The choir of angels now has the greatest voice of all time to guide, praise and join in singing before Jesus. "
The choir of angels now has the greatest voice of all time to lead, to praise and to join Jesus first. I wanted to share this picture because it shows how profound Aretha was without saying a word. To say that I was humiliated to be in his presence would be a euphemism. pic.twitter.com/R2lxjXwDO8
– Faith Hill (@FaithHill) August 16, 2018
"I wanted to share this picture because it shows how deep Aretha was without saying a word," she continued. "To say that I was humbled to be in his presence would be a euphemism."
As a tribute to "the longest friend of this world", he shared Smokey Robinson, "I will miss him so much, but I know he is at peace".
Through her tears, Danielle Brooks, shared a black and white photo that lit up next to Franklin.
Feeling the news of his passing he left me in tears but I am grateful to God that I had the opportunity to share this smile with her. Thank you Aretha Franklin for leaving such an incredible legacy for generations to stand up. May you rest in peace. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/S9c9po1z3j
– Danielle Brooks (@thedanieb) August 16th 2018
"Listening to the news of her passing left me in tears but I am grateful to God that I have got to share this smile with her, "wrote the actress of" Orange Is the New Black ". "Thanks Aretha Franklin for leaving an incredible legacy for generations between generations to resist."
With eloquent quotes from his beloved tunes, George Takei tweeted: "He made millions of natural women and gained our eternal respect. With every show, Aretha Franklin's voice now rings in the skies."
millions of natural women and got our eternal respect with each performance. May the voice of Aretha Franklin ring now in the skies. She was truly the Queen of Soul. Rest in Peace, or great.
– George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 16, 2018
Paul McCartney encourages his followers to "take a moment to give thanks for the good life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, who has inspired for many years. "
Let us take a moment to give thanks for the good life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, who has inspired us for many years. We will miss him, but the memory of his greatness as a musician and a human being will live with us forever. Love Paul pic.twitter.com/jW4Gpwfdts
– Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) 16 August 2018
He continued: "We will miss him, but the memory of his greatness as a musician and a human being refined will live with us forever. "
" There will never be another, "declared Bernadette Peters. "Thank you for giving us all of you !!"
RIP ARETHA. There will never be another .. Thanks for giving us all of you !!
– Bernadette Peters (@OfficialBPeters) 16 August 2018
Speaking to the artist who described her as "the supreme queen", Christina Aguilera tweeted: "Thank you for the gift of your voice, of the your music and unshakable soul ".
"His legendary voice came directly from God. Now his soul is with Him," Fergie tweeted.
Along with the texts of "Natural Woman" by Franklin, Ava DuVernay tweeted, "His voice / bravadoia Thank you, #ArethaFranklin "
" Looking out the morning rain
I felt so uninspired
And when I knew
I had to face another day
Before the the day I met you
Life was so rude
But you are the key to
My tranquility. "
His voice / bravado was unparalleled.
Thanks, #ArethaFranklin pic.twitter.com/5gp0OP10Jf
– Ava DuVernay (@ava) August 16, 2018
Carole King tweeted: "What a life. So much love, respect and gratitude RIP "
Gucci Mane also tweeted his condolences. "RIP Aretha Franklin", he said.
Referring to a Franklin classic, actress Debbie Allen tweeted: "We will always love you Aretha We will always say your name and give RESPECT. "
Lenny Kravitz lovingly announced to his followers: " The Queen of Soul left this earth to sit on her throne in heaven. We were blessed to feel the best that God had to offer in his voice. "
" She means so much to me and she has been such an influence on me with my music ", Kravitz told the USA today TODAY, saying that he became close to Franklin after having performed with her in 2009." I learned a lot from her and we became friendly at that time. on the phone later and talks about doing some things together. "
On Twitter, Diana Ross reflected on Franklin's" wonderful gold spirit ".
I am sitting in prayer for the wonderful spirit of gold Aretha Franklin.
– Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) August 16, 2018
The loss of @ArethaFranklin is a blow to everyone who loves music, "wrote Elton John." Music from the heart, from 39; soul and from the Church. "
Kelly Rowland wished a blissful rest for Franklin: "peacefully rests queen".
Chance The Rapper published the lyrics of "I Say a Littl and Prayer "from the Franklin album" Aretha Now "in 1968.  The moment I wake up, before putting on my makeup, I say a little prayer for you
– Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) August 16, 2018
"Today we've lost one the biggest," Ricky Martin tweeted. "It will always be remembered and admired."
Today we lost one of the biggest. She will always be remembered and admired. Aretha Franklin, rest in peace. We love you.
– Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) August 16, 2018
Hillary Clinton also memorized her "friend" on the social media site.
"We deserve not only our RESPECT, but also our gratitude for the opening of our eyes, ears and hearts" Clinton tweeted.
Reverend Al Sharpton hoped that the followers would "take a break today to remember the life of a beautiful soul".
"His contributions are legendary both personally and in society," he said.
John Legend gave a "Greeting to the Queen". He praised her as "The greatest singer I've ever met."
An apparently shocked Shonda Rhimes simply tweeted "Aretha".
Andy Cohen, the guest of "Watch What Happens Live", commented: "There will never be another Queen of the # 39; Soul, "defining Franklin" the incarnation of a soul blessed by a special gift. "
Sharing a photo with Franklin from 2012, Barbra Streisand wrote: "It's hard to conceive of a world without her. exceptionally brilliant, but his commitment to civil rights has had an indelible impact on the world. "
This picture was taken in 2012 when Aretha and I played a tribute to our friend Marvin Hamlisch. It is difficult to conceive of a world without her. Not only was she an exceptionally brilliant singer, but her commitment to civil rights had an indelible impact on the world pic.twitter.com/Px9zVB90MM
– Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) August 16, 2018  John Stamos shared, "It was music, soul, grace and respect!"
"One of the highlights of my career was singing with #ArethaFranklin at the Tony Awards," Hugh Jackman recalled of the 2005 performance. "It was an out-of-body experience for me." One of the greatest singers of all time, we will miss everyone. "
Idina Menzel offered her goodbye "idol" with a touching tribute. "Every note you sang was pure and authentic and pierced our hearts with joy, grief and life," he posted.
Goodbye Mrs. Aretha. You were my idol. The greatest singer of all time. Every note you sang was pure and authentic and pierced our hearts with joy, sorrow and life.
– Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) August 16, 2018
Lena Waithe said: "The world will not be the same without you.You will always have the utmost respect."
Jamie Lee Curtis shared a memory message appropriately. "RESPECT", he tweeted.
Sterling K. Brown shared the news with the hashtag "#RIPQueen."
English DJ Tony Blackburn tweeted "I'm sorry for the death of Aretha Franklin at the age of 76. I've been playing her records for the years & # 39; I thought his music was wonderful. "  I am very sorry to hear about the death of Aretha Franklin at the age of 76. I've played his records since the '60s and I thought his music was wonderful. R.I.P.
– Tony Blackburn (@tonyblackburn) August 16, 2018
The former Attorney General Eric Holder unleashed on the musician. "Through his unparalleled gift and hard work he spoke too often to people without his own voice," he shared. "She – and her artistic ability – there have been gifts from God."
I am so saddened by the passage of an American icon who defined the music of this nation. Amavamo Aretha, also made us proud. Through his unparalleled gift and hard work he spoke to people too often without his own voice. She – and her artistic talent – there have been gifts from God pic.twitter.com/rncUnrh0ZV
– Eric Holder (@EricHolder) August 16, 2018
In tribute to the first female induced, The official Twitter account for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame described Franklin as "an artist of passion, refinement and command, whose recordings remain hymns that define soul music."
Apple CEO Tim Cook predicted "His voice will continue to lift us through music who gave to the world.
We mourn the death of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of the Soul.Your voice will continue to lift us, through the music that has given to the world.Our thoughts are with her family, the his loved ones and the fans of the whole world: take his hand, precious Lord, and take him home. 🎶 pic.twitter.com/I84HTEVZU1
– Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 16, 2018  Sony Music Creative Director Clive Davis said that Franklin's death left him "utterly devastated"  "It was truly one of a kind, it was more than the Soul Queen", twittato. "Era un tesoro nazionale per essere amato da ogni generazione in tutto il mondo."
Sono assolutamente devastato dalla mor te di Aretha. Era davvero unica nel suo genere. Era più che la Regina dell'Anima. Era un tesoro nazionale per essere amato da ogni generazione in tutto il mondo. (1/2)
– Clive Davis (@CliveDavis) 16 agosto 2018
Ha aggiunto: "Oltre alla nostra lunga relazione professionale, Aretha era mia amica, la sua perdita è profondamente profonda e il mio cuore è pieno di tristezza. "
Oltre alla nostra lunga relazione professionale, Aretha era mia amica. La sua perdita è profondamente profonda e il mio cuore è pieno di tristezza. (2/2)
– Clive Davis (@CliveDavis) 16 agosto 2018
"hai dato a questo mondo tanta luce e amore", ha ricordato il rapper Swizz Beatz.
Riposa bene Regina hai dato a questo mondo tanta luce e amore 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 https://t.co/uvXxcDKAkh
– SWIZZ BEATZ (@THEREALSWIZZZ) 16 agosto 2018
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