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World mourns death of Aretha Franklin

Tributes flow for American singer.

The music world is in mourning following the death of music legend Aretha Franklin.

John Legend, Paul McCartney, Ariana Grande and Tony Bennett were among the many that payed tribute Franklin early this morning.







The 76 year old, US soul icon passed overnight on Thursday after her long battle with pancreatic cancer.

After being admitted into hospice care on Monday, Franklin’s family and friends surrounded the singer in her final days.

Franklin was the first woman to ever be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 1987 and will be remembered for her hits including ‘Respect’ (1967), ‘Natural Woman’ (1968) and ‘I Say a Little Prayer’ (1968).




Photo: ‘Aretha Franklin, R.I.P. R-E-S-P-E-C-T’ by Thomas Cizauskas and used under Creative Commons Attribution

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