Aretha Franklin, the 'Queen of Soul,' Dead at 76

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The US singer, whose career spanned seven decades, passed away at her home in Detroit, Michigan, on Thursday, surrounded by her family. "The 18-time Grammy victor, known for hits like "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman", and "Chain of Fools", left behind an imcomparable career that spanned seven decades.

She won 18 Grammy Awards and had global success with songs like "Respect", "Spanish Harlem" and "Natural Woman". "She was terrific - Aretha Franklin - on her passing", Trump said at a White House cabinet meeting, according to a pool report.

Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told The Associated Press through a family statement that Franklin passed Thursday at 9:50 a.m.at her home in Detroit.

With her passing, America lost one of its "greatest national treasures", former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonGiuliani: Trump legal team ready to argue Mueller subpoena "before the Supreme Court" In trade war, U.S. has economic edge, but China has political advantage Will White House press briefings return to what they used to be? "The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds".

The Queen of Soul has sung at the inaugurations of three American Presidents: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. "Thank You Queen. Aretha Franklin". Aretha was a rising star in the R&B world but to reach the next level of stardom, she knew she had to shake things up.

"As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this hard time".

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She learnt to play piano by ear shortly after the death of her mother, Barbara Franklin, in 1952.

WWE extends its condolences to her family, friends and fans.

In the last few days she was visited by several high profile friends, including Stevie Wonder, Reverend Jesse Jackson and her ex-husband actor Glynn Turman. Meanwhile Josh Gad shared QUOTE, "RIP #ArethaFranklin - you changed music forever and will be remembered as one of the all time greats". She was 76 years old. She was elegant, graceful, and utterly uncompromising in her artistry.

Lou Adams, 77, who had seen Franklin perform at the Apollo, said she was one of the greats. News of her illness first emerged after the singer performed in November 2017 for Elton John's Aids Foundation concert.

By 1968, she was known as "The Queen of Soul" internationally, had received an award from Martin Luther King and appeared on a Time magazine cover. You could feel her heart, you could feel the rumble.

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