Aretha helped define the American experience.
In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our
light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect. May the Queen of Soul rest in eternal peace. pic.twitter.com/bfASqKlLc5
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 16, 2018
Watching Aretha Franklin perform at the White
House, and on so many other occasions, made time stand still. @BarackObama and I are holding Aretha’s family in our hearts right now. She will forever be our Queen of
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) August 16,
What a life. What a legacy!
So much love,
respect and gratitude.
— Carole King (@Carole_King) August 16, 2018
Let’s all take a moment to give thanks for the
beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, who inspired us all for many many years. She will be missed
but the memory of her greatness as a musician and a fine human being will live with us forever. Love Paul pic.twitter.com/jW4Gpwfdts
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) August 16,
The loss of @ArethaFranklin is a blow for everybody who loves
real music: Music from the heart, the soul and the Church. Her voice was unique, her piano playing underrated – she was
one of my favourite pianists. pic.twitter.com/ug5oZYywAz
— Elton John
(@eltonofficial) August 16,
Salute to the Queen. The greatest vocalist
I’ve ever known. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 #Aretha
— John Legend (@johnlegend) August 16, 2018
I’m absolutely devastated by Aretha’s passing.
She was truly one of a kind. She was more than the Queen of Soul. She was a national treasure to be cherished by
every generation throughout the world. (1/2)
— Clive Davis (@CliveDavis) August 16, 2018
Apart from our long professional relationship,
Aretha was my friend. Her loss is deeply profound and my heart is full of sadness. (2/2)
— Clive Davis
(@CliveDavis) August 16,
Mourning the loss today of @ArethaFranklin who shared her spirit and talent with
the world. She deserves not only our RESPECT but also our lasting gratitude for opening our eyes, ears and hearts. Rest
in eternal peace, my friend.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 16,
I’m sitting in prayer for the wonderful golden
spirit Aretha Franklin.
— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) August 16, 2018
Aretha was such a timeless inspiration to me
and so many others, the ultimate queen, thank you for the gift of your voice, music and unshakeable soul 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/me3FXBY4WZ
— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) August 16, 2018
Lucky enough to have seen Aretha live exactly
once, and this was it.
Thank you for the music, we will be listening to you forever https://t.co/aMHIBFaTAs
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) August 16, 2018
Remember when she stepped in last minute for
Pavarotti at the Grammys and just shook us all to our core and made us question the universe by singing Nessun Dorma?
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) August 16, 2018
God bless Aretha Franklin the queen of soul and
peace and love to her family 😎✌️🌟💖🎵🎶☮️
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) August 16,
This photo was taken in 2012 when Aretha &
I performed at a tribute celebration for our friend Marvin Hamlisch. It’s difficult to conceive of a world without her.
Not only was she a uniquely brilliant singer,but her commitment to civil rights made an indelible impact on the world
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) August 16,
It was a double thrill for me to perform on the
stage of the Metropolitan Opera on my 85th birthday and have the Queen of Soul (and heart) Aretha Franklin singing with
me….she will be missed by the world. pic.twitter.com/74VM9IYejI
Bennett (@itstonybennett) August 16, 2018
The moment I wake up, before I put on my make
up, I say a little prayer for you
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) August 16,
Someone profound has gone out of a world, so
unworthy of her. We were lucky to have her in our lives at all. We THINK we appreciate Aretha. But I don’t think we do.
The depth. The changes. The triumph. The heartache. She WAS US.
Our Queen 👑 https://t.co/vDu6qXevlj
— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) August 16, 2018
There will never be another Aretha Franklin. We love you, Queen. 🙏🏻 RIP
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin was the greatest soul singer ever, and perhaps the greatest American female singer of all time. The depth of her talent was incredible, and can only be explained as a divine gift. The angels just received their lead singer. – Huey pic.twitter.com/rMnsGY7wYB
— Huey Lewis (@Huey_Lewis_News) August 16, 2018
Goodbye Ms. Aretha. You were my idol. The
greatest singer of all time. Every note you sang was pure and authentic and pierced our hearts with joy and pain and
— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) August 16, 2018
One of the highlights of my career was singing
with #ArethaFranklin at The
Tony Awards. It was an out of body experience for me. One of greatest singers of all time. You will be missed by all.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) August 16,
There will never be another like her. R.I.P.
— Mike Mills (@m_millsey) August 16, 2018
Aretha. Thankyou for blessing us with your
— Garbage (@garbage) August 16, 2018
RIP Aretha Franklin what a voice x
Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) August 16, 2018
RESPECT IN PEACE #ArethaFranklin – whose music,
voice and battle-axe soul will keep inspiring women for generations to come. saying “legend” doesn’t even come close to
honoring this artist’s spirit and gifts to humanity.
— Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer) August 16, 2018