Thursday, August 16, 2018

Aretha Franklin Has Died



Aretha Franklin — the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, dubbed the Queen of Soul for powerful anthems like "Respect" and "Chain of Fools" — died on Thursday at her home in Detroit. She was 76 years old.

The singer's publicist confirmed the news to the Associated Press through a family statement. Franklin died of advanced pancreatic cancer, the statement said.

"In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family," the family added.

32 comments:

Geeljire said...

Scalp your tickets now

nonyabusiness said...

Hope she went peacefully. Such a sad day for music.

Sd Auntie said...

My favorite singer while growing up in the 70's! Love the Gospel tunes and hits from back in the day. The Queen of Soul will be missed!

Moose said...

You see some many over the top accolades given to so many undeserving "stars" these days. Manufactured awards, invented titles, manipulation of data to proclaim so and so is the top artist to ever_______,...

Having said that, Aretha was "The Queen". RIP, and thank you for sharing your incredible gift.

Sara, Making It Work said...

What an icon. Rest in peace.

s.s. said...

So Enty thinks the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the pinnacle of Aretha's career?

Look at the crap that's in the R&R Hall !


I laugh at people who claim to be "rockers" but worship that fake crap.

totaji said...

Her version of Respect is one of those transcendent pop culture phenomena. It elevates whoever hears it.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

๐Ÿ’›

Sara, Making It Work said...

Calm down. It's just a descriptor, and one of several.

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Ophelia said...

Smdh Amazing Quotes, show some respect.

RIP to a true legend <3

parissucksliterally said...

That voice.
I am glad she is not suffering anymore.

Liz Pop said...

That's probably not the best picture of her (not that it really matters).
And I skimmed this quickly reading "Chain of Foods" lol! :)

RIP Aretha

get off my lawn said...

RIP, Aretha. They don't make them like you anymore. You will be missed.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

YeS I’m Justin glad when people just don’t suffer anymore too.

Respect in peace. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

longtimereader said...

'There is a rose in Spanish harlem...' R.I.P to a legend.

Humor Me said...

Rest in Peace, Lady Soul.
Thank you for sharing your gift with us.

David Howes said...

Arthea earned her diva stripes long before any of today's song birds were alive.

RIP, Aertha...

R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

TownChica said...

RIP Queen

Unknown said...

Let me guess... Someone killed her....

sandybrook said...

RIP Aretha there are absolutely no words that can describe your greatness.you will definitely be missed fortunately your music will go on forever.

Glue said...

+ 1 million @ Sandybrook.
Agree wholeheartedly.

Robin said...

Her music was the soundtrack of my youth. She seemed to be a true mensch. Such a huge talent.

Dav games said...

How long before Enty manufactures a story of her being killed for "knowing too much"?

HeatherBee said...

Somewhere in heaven, there’s a diner where Matt “Guitar” Murray and John Belushi are welcoming home the Queen ๐Ÿ‘‘

Trapped said...

RIP your music has been enjoyed for decades and will continue to be enjoyed by new generations...
I think you've finally found that Angel you were singing about..
No more bridges over troubled waters----
Mary don't you weep, don't you cry anymore
I hope they don't do any tributes on her, others struggling to sing her songs.
That didn't do anything for George Michaels and he was a great talent in his own rights
Clive Davis is the devil himself per Whitney Houston

Motรถrhead said...

Top female singers
1. Tina Turner
2. Janis Joplin
3. Aretha Franklin
Not my opinion just a fact

GentleBreeze said...

The Obamas said she sang that way because she was black. I say she sang that way because she came up in the church. Quite a few peoples have known suffering and release.

Brooklyn Girl said...

May you Rest In Peace. Your beautiful voice made me happy every time I heard you sing.

Junebug said...

There was nobody like Aretha - an almost indescribable talent. I will miss her.

SophiaPetrillo77 said...

Amazing voice and a true legend. RIP

Aoife said...

An American legend, a national treasure passes away and there are just 31 comments?!

Anyway for anyone who loves and appreciates real music made by musicians who play real instruments and who are accompanied by singers who know what a cue and a key are this is a day we all knew was coming but was still shocking and sad.

MTV has said they're going to do a tribute. What a joke. The special guests mentioned were Minaj, Grande and JLo. What a farce. There is video of Aretha dissing Minaj.

Hopefully when the Grammy's come around a real singer - Mary J Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Chaka (If she's able), or Fantasia who Aretha said nice things about will make herself available.

RIP

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