Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul, Have Passed Away at Age 76 But Her Legacy Lives On
We are so saddened to find out that we lost one of the greatest OG divas of all time very recently. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, died surrounded by loved ones just this Thursday at age 76 due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type as mentioned in a family statement.
She may have gone from this world but her music and legacy has lived and will live on forever.
Celebrities and musicians were quick to give their condolences and tribute over Twitter, sharing to the world her massive influence on the modern music industry and social culture.
Another star— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) August 17, 2018
To shine down on us here
You set this would afire with perfect symetry. Elegance
Tomorrow's voice, fire & ice
For all lost ships
Travel safely home, Lady Soul
Crowned forever by our love
Thank you #ArethaFranklin pic.twitter.com/cw3qiBXefV
So sad...rest in peace Aretha Franklin ❤️— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) August 16, 2018
We lost a Queen today but heaven gained an angel. Rest in peace to the legend Ms. Aretha Franklin 🙏🏾— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) August 16, 2018
ALL THE LOVE FOR THE QUEEN ARETHA FRANKLIN THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER LIKE YOU THANK YOU FOR SETTING THE BAR AT ITS PEAK LEGENDS NEVER DIE— CHEEKY ANDY (@AndersonPaak) August 17, 2018
If you’re feeling down about Aretha Franklin just think, the universe is billions of years old and we got to live at the same time as her. We’re the lucky ones.— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) August 17, 2018
There was a GENIUS that walked this Earth . She was a BLACK WOMAN . She gave us the BLUE PRINT . She RAISED THE BAR . She LAID THE FOUNDATION and her name was QUEEN ARETHA FRANKLIN . We could not forget you if we tried . I am infinitely THANKFUL . #GENIUS #4everbowingtoyouQUEEN pic.twitter.com/z7QjHLW5wI— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) August 17, 2018
It is enough proof of her long-lasting legacy that her songs continuously get covered by younger artists but just recently, after her passing, her music hits top of the charts with 'Respect' sitting at number one.
There is no better way to remember this influential, beautiful, and majestic queen than through her music. Our hearts go out to Aretha Franklin and her family. May your music live on forever.