From all over the world respond musicians and other stars on the news of the death of the “queen of soul” Aretha Franklin. “What a life, what a legacy”, tweet 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, ask, 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.”
The British singer Elton John calls his American counterparts, “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, to tweet that she “prays for the beautiful golden spirit Aretha Franklin”. Soulzanger John Legend calls 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! “
“It is difficult to make 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.”
Also, Hillary Clinton released a tribute, “the spirit and talent of the singer. “They deserve not only our RESPECT, but also our lasting gratitude because they are our eyes, ears and hearts opened.”