"She believed, I think that most of all she was doing God's work, and she was".
Musician Jon Batiste said the parade of music and cultural pioneers shaped a young Aretha Franklin. "She worked for me on numerous occasions".
Aretha Franklin was a lot of things: genius, activist, diva, beauty, legend, and the list goes on. "She was going to fight it 'til the end".
Ariana wasn't the only singer paying tribute to the Queen of Soul.
On the other hand, Donald Trump could not resist opening his remarks on the singer's death with a little self-promotion.
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The family thanked fans around the world for their "incredible outpouring of love" since it first emerged earlier this week that she was gravely ill. "May the Queen of Soul rest in eternal peace". Although Aretha sang at the event, called In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul, she doesn't appear to have shared the stage with Patti. "Moments later, Grande opened the show with a rendition of "(You Make Me Feel) A Natural Woman" alongside The Roots.
The late singer's representative, Gwendolyn Quinn, was quoted by the Associated Press as saying that the funeral at the city's Greater Grace Temple will be limited to her family and friends.
Clinton said America had lost one of its greatest treasures, while Obama said her voice offered "a glimpse of the divine".
In 2010, she suffered serious health problems, but continued to perform until late past year, singing last in November 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in NY. The "Bed" artist's performance was so emotional that it led her to tears.
"Miss Franklin's style is not easily defined - she has the ability to move into an intricate jazz tune and perform vocal gymnastics - and then slip into a simple ballad", a snippet from the newspaper said.
In 2010, she suffered serious health problems, but continued to perform until a year ago, her last public performance in November 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in NY.