Politicians and artists from the United States and other countries of the world give tribute to the deceased on Thursday the singer Aretha Franklin, known as the “Queen of soul”.
Among honor the memory of actress – President of the United States Donald trump and also ex-presidents Barack Obama and bill Clinton and their spouses, as well as artists, including Elton John, Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Christina Aguilera and many others.
“The Queen of soul Aretha Franklin died. She was a great woman with a great gift from God – her voice. We will miss her!” – trump wrote in his Twitter.
“Aretha has gone to a better world, but the gift of her music will inspire all of us. Let the Queen of soul will find rest. Michelle and I send our prayers and condolences to her family,” – said in a joint statement, Barack and Michelle Obama. Obama family close friends with the singer.
“Like many around the world, Hillary and I think today about Aretha and listen to her songs, which were an important part of our life for the last 50 years,” – said in a joint statement, bill Clinton and his wife Hillary.
Aretha Franklin has repeatedly performed at the inaugurations of American presidents. She sang at the ceremony of inauguration of presidents Jimmy Carter, bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
Remember the singer and her fellow performers.
“Let’s take the time to say thank you for a beautiful life Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, inspired us these many years. She will be missed, but her greatness as a musician and as a wonderful person will remain with us forever. With love, Paul,” tweeted Paul McCartney.
“Care Aretha Franklin is a blow for everyone who loves real music. Her voice was unique, her playing the piano was underrated – she was my favorite pianist,” said singer Elton John.
“Aretha was such a timeless inspiration for me and many others, the unsurpassed Queen, thank you for the gift of your voice, your music and unwavering soul,” tweeted Christina Aguilera.
“Salute to the Queen. the greatest singer that I ever knew,” said John legend.
The memory of Franklin also honored Ariana Grande, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Diana Ross, Chance the Rapper, Missy Elliot and others.
American singer Aretha Louise Franklin died in Detroit (Michigan) on Thursday at the age of 76 years.
“Franklin died at his home in Detroit on Thursday morning surrounded by family and loved ones,” – said in a press statement. It notes that the cause of death was cancer.
For more than half a century of musical career, 20 of her albums entered the top ten of the American charts, a dozen singles have sold over a million copies, and the singer was honored with 18 Grammy awards.
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