In a lengthy Instagram post and multiple tweets, he remembered Franklin, who died Thursday from advanced pancreatic cancer, and her final public performance, which happened to be at his AIDS Foundation gala in November. "We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family", a family statement read.
"Thank you Aretha Franklin for getting me through tough days", Twitter user, Pablo, said.
Aretha Franklin lend her powerful voice not only to music - she also used it to speak out on behalf of the civil rights movement. "There were times that we were asked to go to the back of the restaurant - say - or we couldn't use the bathrooms".
Franklin won 18 Grammys, and had 17 Top Ten US chart hits over a music career spanning seven decades. "You don't get to get that title by being mediocre".
Singers and musicians quickly flooded social media in mourning her passing, which came on the same day that fellow United States music giant Elvis Presley died at his home in Memphis, the city where Franklin was born, 41 years ago.
Lou Adams, 77, who had seen Franklin perform at the Apollo, said she was one of the greats.
Aretha Franklin singing Nessun Dorma at The Grammys in 1998.
But more than 15 years earlier, Pete Ellman, 56, had the chance to play in the horn section section when the legendary singer graced the Chicago Theatre stage, a memorable experience for someone who's been playing the trumpet since 3rd grade and helps manage Ellman's Music Center in Naperville. "As young as I was, that was the beginning". But Franklin let her millions of fans into her innermost world in 1999 when she published her autobiography, "Aretha: From These Roots". There had also been reports that she suffered from diabetes, though it was unclear if she had type 1 or type 2.
Best wishes? Um, those are usually reserved for a bride on her wedding day, not a grieving family hours after their loved one's death.
The Queen of Soul is notoriously private about her personal life.
Annie Lennox, 63, said: "Her voice will soar on for ever".
"She inspired generations.to stand up, to speak up and to speak out", added civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis.
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez via Getty Images Omarosa Manigualt Newman waits to promote her new book on the "Today" show on Monday . The comments were made after DeVos visited Howard University in May 2017 and was booed by the student body.
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Six deputies stood around Williams as one applied the tape, then another piece as Williams continued trying to talk. According to the Daily Mail , Williams spoke over the judge and ignored multiple warnings to remain quiet.
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The device isn't far from being publicly released, and new pictures of the device's all-white version have been leaked recently. We had a hint at these designs back in May when some tempered glass screen protectors for the Pixel 3 and 3XL were leaked.
Because the game is offered outside of the hardware's main storefront, make sure you are not downloading from anywhere dubious. Controversially, Epic Games has made a decision to ditch the Google Play Store as the main place to download the game.
The electric vehicle maker reported revenue of $4 billion in the second quarter of 2018, with $2.2 billion in cash in hand. Despite the unconventional method of disclosing such information, analysts took Musk at his word.
Police were called, and after reviewing CCTV tapes, told the woman she would be charged if she refused to remove the veil. Anything from burkas, niqabs, ski masks and even fake beards are encompassed by the ban.
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Mendocino Complex Fire Now Fourth Largest in California History
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Honor Note 10 launched with 6.95-inch display, GPU Turbo
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NZ union leader detained by Israeli military
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Juncker deal has nothing to do with free trade: German MP
It won't go very far even in undoing the damage to farmers, and it won't do anything to help the other industries being hurt. Perhaps Africa's most significant weakness lies in the intimate economic relationship that the continent enjoys with China.