The family of ‘Queen of soul’ Aretha Franklin has thanked everyone for the heartwarming comments ” after her death. Artists already, Paul McCartney, and Diana Ross honored her legacy, but also American president Donald Trump and ex-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton showed himself grateful.
“One of the darkest moments in our lives, we can find no words for the pain in our heart”, let the family of Aretha Franklin Thursday night after her death know. “We have the matriarch and the rock in our family lost. The love that she has her children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces gave, knew no bounds.”
‘The incredible out-pouring of love and support we have received from good friends and fans everywhere in the world, have us deeply”, said the family still. ‘Thank you for your compassion and prayers. We have love for Aretha felt and it comforts us to know that her legacy will live on.’
Paul McCartney: ‘the Queen of our souls’
“What a life, what a legacy’, tweette singer-songwriter Carole King. ‘So much love, respect and gratitude.” King wrote to one of Franklin’s biggest hits, ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’. The singer died at age 76 in Detroit. She had been ill, but he still to november of last year.
Beatle Paul McCartney asked, also on Twitter, ‘a time for gratitude for the wonderful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls. She inspired us all for many many years. She will be missed, but the memory of her greatness as a musician and a beautiful human being will always be with us.”
Elton John: ‘Long live the Queen
The British singer Elton John called his American colleague, ” the best soulartiest ever’. On Instagram he described her music as ‘music from the hard, the soul and the Church.” ‘Her voice was unique, and her piano playing to be underestimated – she was one of my favorite pianists. I loved and revered her talent. The Queen is dead. Long live the Queen.’
Eurhythmics singer Annie Lennox sang along with Franklin on ” Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves’. ‘As the only true Queen of Soul was Aretha Franklin simply no equal. (…) There are often superlatives used to amazing singers to describe. But what concerns me is sufficient even superlatives.’
Diana Ross, another soul legend, tweette that they ” pray for the beautiful golden spirit Aretha Franklin. Soulzanger John Legend called her ” the greatest singer that I ever have known’.
‘The Queen of Soul has to leave this earth on her throne in heaven to sit’, tweette singer Lenny Kravitz. “How blessed we were to hear that God had to offer in her voice. RESPECT!’
Hillary Clinton: ‘One of America’s greatest national treasures”
“It is difficult to a world without her, to think of,” says singer and actress Barbra Streisand on Twitter. “She was not only a very brilliant singers, but with its commitment to human rights she made an indelible impression on the world.”
President Donald Trump called Franklin on Twitter ” a wonderful woman, who of god is a wonderful gift: her voice. ‘She will be very missed.”
His predecessor, Barack Obama, at whose inauguration Franklin My Country ’Tis or thee brought, thanked her because she was ” the American experience with defined. ‘In her voice, we could make our history feel, throughout history, in all its forms – our strength and our pain, our darkness and our lies, our quest for redemption and our hard-earned respect.’
Also ex-presidential candidate and former first lady Hillary Clinton released a tribute, ” the spirit and the talent of the singer. “They deserve not only our RESPECT, but also our lasting gratitude because they are our eyes, ears and hearts opened.’
In a joint communiqué with her husband, ex-president Bill, called the Clinton Franklin a friend and “one of America’s greatest national treasures”. “They will always be the Queen of Soul and so much more for everyone who knew her by her music.’
Aretha Franklin sings at the inauguration of Obama in 2009: