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4th October 2022

PHOTO: Michelle Obama leads tributes for Aretha Franklin

Michelle Obama leads tributes to late Aretha Franklin
Image: Aretha Franklin performing during Barack Obama's first inauguration as American President. Michelle Obama leads tributes to the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin(via-IG/barackobama)

Michelle Obama has paid tribute to late Aretha Franklin, as she leads other celebrities to pay tributes to the late Icon and Queen of Soul, who died at age 76.

Aretha Franklin who died on Thursday after battling with Cancer had the most influence on musicians both in the soul and gospel genre of music, especially black Americans, for over six decades of her musical career.
Leading the way the former first lady of America, Michelle Obama just like her husband, was saddened by the news, taking to her social media page, she said:

“Watching Aretha Franklin perform at the White House, and on so many other occasions, made time stand still. Barack Obama and I are holding Aretha’s family in our hearts right now. She will forever be our Queen of Soul.” Michelle Obama wrote on her page.

Other America celebrities taking to their various social media pages, said:

Halle Berry:

“A rose is still a rose… Baby girl, you’re still a flower. He can leave you and then take you… make you and then break you. Darlin’, you hold the power…

Iconic words from the Queen of Soul, taken from us too soon. Rest In Power, Queen. #ArethaFranklin”

Big Sean:

“Me n this angel had the same birthday! I had the honor of meeting you once and I’ll never forget it! RIP to the QUEEN OF SOUL! DETROIT LEGEND Aretha Franklin”


“You’ve given us timeless music that will forever live in our hearts. You were truly one of a kind. May you Rest In Peace Beautiful Queen. #ArethaFranklin”

John Legend:

“The greatest singer of all time. We were blessed to have her walk this earth for 76 years. So grateful for the gift of Aretha Franklin.”

Ritaora :

“Queen of soul. Copying her rasp and attitude and freedom to express yourself what amazing things you’ve done for my life Aretha thank you.. R.I.P ??”

Mstina lawson:

“Ms. Aretha Franklin , queen of soul will be sadly missed❤️ She opened doors for all of the black female singers to come behind her including my daughters. Talent like hers does not come around often . RIP Aretha and sing with the other angels ❤️❤️”

Taraji phenson:

“Rest In Peace QUEEN!!! Thank you for feeding our souls for so long!!! You will be missed never forgotten!!! Your music lives on in ALL OF US!!! ?? #riparethafranklin ???”

Jamie Foxx:

“R.I.P. queen. God broke the mold when he made u… they way you played and sang will forever inspire generations… love ❤️❤️❤️??. #heaven”

Tyra Banks:

“Aretha the Queen. Legendary talent. Aretha Franklin epitomized that fierce black woman soul with just enough touch of pain in her vibrato, to make every human bow down to those precious vocals that only she could produce. May the heavens above shout with eternal pride, R-E-S-P-E-C-T!”

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