Aretha Franklin, “Queen of Soul,” dies at 76

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Aretha Franklin, the brilliant singer and songwriter known for decades as the “Queen of Soul,” died Thursday at her Detroit home of advanced pancreatic cancer. Franklin’s music and larger-than-life voice were unmistakable. Many of her songs were anthems for women and people of color. Vladimir Duthiers reports, and journalists Alan Light and Tre Johnson discuss her legacy.

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DRAKKENFIRE22 says:

R.E.S.P.E.C.T…Now it's time to Rest In Peace!

Great singer!!! So many real natural singers have been passing recently.

I am getting old… 🙁

greg shahanahan says:

lets try to r-e-s-p-e-c-t in the comments section pls

Robbin Evans says:

RIP Aretha. Your music will live on and on. Job well done my Queen.

Ramonte Hunter says:

First Michael Jackson then Whitney Houston, Prince too and now Aretha Franklin rip to all of the greats

kyle kimbrell says:

RIP Aretha Franklin one a kind voice and great music. Your music will go on Rest well in Heaven Queen of Soul

Jayy W. says:

You don’t hear a word about her on fox, they trashy news.

DarkStarAZ says:

44 grammy nominations and 18 wins…so don't you blaspheme in here!

Philip Alexander says:

RIP Aretha, sadly another magnificent voice from my youth has left us. may your unique voice give pleasure for generations to come

Joan Brannock says:

She was beautiful Rip.always loved an forever missed.

Glyne Martin says:

Michael Jackson, Whitnet Houston, Prince, Aretha Franklin….WTF??…

Miss. Phyllis Renee Foster says:

a very sad day today, I steal can't beleave it.

Marissa H says:

A Rose is Still A Rose was always her very most favorite song of mine. Grew up in Detroit. She always saw flowers in the cracks of the sidewalks. A legend, a beautiful soul, no one else will ever come close, ever.

Felix Bluey says:

You r the best

porthos 52 says:

Aretha with her voice and inner force prove that beauty is not in the external body, beauty is within in each other. How many beauty singer girls have accomplished the half of aretha?…long live to the queen !

Tom Claringtom says:

GOSH … SHE WAS TALENTED .
I MEAN TALENTED . WE'VE JUST LOST ONE HISTORY OF U.S. . REST IN PEACE … Aretha … THANK YOU FOR GREATEST MUSIC AND GREATEST VOCAL IN HISTORY .

kay Horton says:

World lost another great one. R.I.P.

Michael Mills says:

She will be so missed, but now in peace.

henry cordova says:

This is also the date that elvis died she was a big fan the king and queen together

E Migs says:

The BEST part of Home Schooling ? My Kids say…"Who's Aretha Franklin?"

live love laugh Everyday says:

All hail the Queen rest in paradise areatha Franklin

You're A Walking Dead And Do Know Its Sure Now says:

R.E.S.P.E.C.T, Baby girl, R.I.P.

hadoenoughful says:

My queen shall never be eclipsed. R.I.P. Ms FRanklin

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