Social media tributes flow for the late, great Aretha Franklin

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She also sang (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2015, attended by Obama, and her performance moved him to tears.

President Donald Trump is facing backlash for his recent comments regarding the death of music legend Aretha Franklin. Some, like Shirley Brown, Loleatta Holloway, Thelma Houston and Al Green, enjoyed popular success.

Center spokesperson Vince Paul says discussions about the name change had been underway with Aretha herself before she died.

"The greatest lesson is that God gives each of us a phenomenal gift, and sometimes because we may have our eyes set on something else, we don't maximize on that". "She sang about respect, she sang about freedom, she told us to think - all these things we think of as being American, she kind of personified".

"For her time, the best singer, male or female", declares WBGO's Bob Porter, singling out her late-1960s and early '70s output as a pinnacle.

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The 18-time Grammy award victor cemented her place in music history with a powerful, bell-clear voice that stretched over four octaves, her generations of hits spanning from soul and R&B, to gospel and pop. "Like people all around the world, Hillary and I are thinking about Aretha Franklin tonight", Clinton said in a statement, adding that the pair was "listening to her music that has been such an important part of our lives the last 50 years". The legendary singer's oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute, said that her official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. Franklin is forever linked to the city through her show-stopping scene in the classic Chicago musical comedy "The Blues Brothers".

"It's hard to conceive of a world without her".

"We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin's family and friends", Jessica Santostefano, Fox News vice president, said in a statement. And she then received a CD from Franklin a few months later. The show will reportedly be performed at New York City's Madison Square Garden on November 14, 2018.

The space agency named the barreling space rock after the Grammy Award-winning artist to honour her career.

In 2010, she suffered serious health problems, but continued to perform until previous year, her last public performance in November 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in NY.

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