"Honor of the Queen": how the world mourns Aretha Franklin
Countless companions, fans and colleagues mourned in public for the legendary singer. An overview.
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The "Queen of the Soul" Aretha Franklin died on Thursday at the age of 76 in Detroit – details here.
Franklin & Family:
"In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we can not find the words to express the pain in our hearts, we have our matriarch, the rock of our family , lost. (…) We have felt your love for Aretha and it helps us to know that their heritage will live on. "
US President Donald Trump via Twitter:
The Queen of the Soul, Aretha Franklin , is dead. She was a wonderful woman, with a wonderful gift from God, her voice. She wants to be missed!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 16. August 2018
"The queen of the soul, Aretha Franklin, is dead, she was a wonderful woman, with a wonderful gift from God, her voice, she will be missed! "
Former American President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle:
"With her compositions and unparalleled musical skill, Aretha defined the American experience, in her voice we could feel our story, everything and all shades – our strength, our pain our darkness, our light, our quest for salvation and our hard-earned respect, it has helped us to be more connected, more hopeful and more humane, and sometimes it has helped us forget everything and dance. "
The Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
"Hillary and I regretted the loss of our friend Aretha Franklin, one of America's biggest treasures.For more than 50 years she touched our soul. "
Government spokesman Steffen Seibert:
I will never forget Washington in January 2009. Cold at the inauguration of Obama and #Aretha Franklin sang, as only she can: "My country, it's yours." How fortunate that she has experienced her, she was the biggest.
– Steffen Seibert (@RegSprecher) 16. August 2018
Musician Elton John:
"The loss of Aretha Franklin is a stroke for all those who love real music: music from the heart, the soul and the church. "
] Musician Carole King:
"What a life, what a heritage! So much love, respect and gratitude."
What a life. What a legacy!
So much love, respect and gratitude.
R.I.P. @Aretha Franklin https://t.co/400K1U5IHI
– Carole King (@Carole_King) 16. August 2018
Actor Hugh Jackman:
"One of the highlights of my career was to sing with Aretha Franklin at the Tony Awards, an experience of world class, one of the best singers of all time will be missed by everyone. "
One of the highlights of my career was singing #ArethaFranklin at The Tony Awards. It is an experience without a body for me. One of the greatest singers of all time. You will be missed by everyone. Https://t.co/L8dIIhyR9Y
– Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) 16. August 2018
Musician John Legend:
"The Queen & # 39; s Honor, the greatest singer I have ever known."
Salute to the Queen. The best singer I have ever known. ?????????? #Aretha
– John Legend (@johnlegend) 16. August 2018
Singer Paul McCartney:
"Let's all take a look at the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin , the Queen of souls who has inspired us all many, many years will be missed, but the memory of her greatness as a musician and a great person will always stay with us. "
Aretha Franklin, the queen of our soul, that inspired us all for many years. She wants to be missed, but the memory of her greatness as a musician and a good person wants to stay with us forever. Love Paul pic.twitter.com/jW4Gpwfdts
– Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) 16. August 2018
Actress Kate Hudson:
"Oh Queen, oh Queen, how I cry when I see you go Like so many others I mourn this loss. "
Singer Ricky Martin:
"Today we have lost one of the best, she will forever be remembered and admired, Aretha Franklin, peace in peace, we love you."
Today we lost one of the biggest. She always wants to be remembered and admired. Aretha Franklin, rest in peace. We love you.
– Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) 16. August 2018
No one like her. So important for music, culture, civil rights. THE QUEEN OF THE SOUL.
– Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) 16. August 2018
Singer and actress Barbra Streisand:
"It's hard to imagine a world without her, she was not just an extraordinary brilliant singer, but her dedication to civil rights has changed the world. "
Aretha and I performed in honor of our friend Marvin Hamlisch. It is difficult to imagine a world without it. pic.twitter.com/Px9zVB90MM
– Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) 16. August 2018
Singer Shania Twain:
"An incredible woman and voice."
An incredible woman and voice. It is an honor to meet and perform the Queen of Soul. RIP Aretha Franklin ?? https: //t.co/BQBtdPuoZO
– Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) 16. August 2018
Singer Lenny Kravitz:
"The queen of soul left the earth to sit on her throne in heaven." How fortunate we are the best that God has to offer Respect! "
The Queen of the Soul has left this earth to sit on her throne in heaven. How blessed we were to hear. RESPECT!
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– Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) 16. August 2018
Apple CEO Tim Cook:
"We mourning the death of Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, her voice will carry us, through music she gave us the world. "  Show comments »