Aretha Franklin's legacy will live on with namesake asteroid, NASA says

Danny Woods
August 18, 2018

"And so I just said all the things that I've always said and told her to say hello to my sister".

Stevie Wonder cried on Friday while discussing his final conversation with his longtime friend Aretha Franklin. One of the bestselling recording artists of all time, she became famous in the 1960s as a singer with a uniquely expressive voice possessing great passion and control.

Singers and musicians quickly flooded social media in mourning her passing, which came on the same day that fellow USA music giant Elvis Presley died at his home in Memphis, the city where Franklin was born, 41 years ago.

Like all the other high-profile news organizations, Fox ran an obituary package on the Queen of Soul but forgot to look over one important detail-the imagery associated with the segment. It was Questlove, however, who convinced Grande to do it. "She touched every genre. So just want to pass on my warmest best wishes and sympathies to her family". Ariana Grande was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, and she made a decision to honor Franklin by joining The Roots for a cover of the latter song.

Some of the girls are too young to understand the significance of this moment, but it is clear Aretha Franklin's voice and values will live on in them.

Franklin and her family moved to Detroit from Buffalo, New York. Her body lied in repose at the museum, followed by her funeral at Greater Grace Temple.

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Grande said Franklin even called her once asking if she'd listen to a family member's music.

Ritz said he saw the statement as consistent with Trump's demeaning language about women and minorities, though far less severe than some of his recent observations about black women.

Aretha Franklin died with a net worth of approximately $80million but the singer could have raked in much more if she'd taken up ample opportunities to perform overseas.

That's when Harris knew she had to come down to Aretha's father's church to honor Franklin and give her granddaughter a history lesson.

Aretha Franklin was never an "employee" of Donald Trump's - no more so than Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Michael Jackson, or any of the scores of other entertainers who performed at Trump properties over the years. We could not forget you if we tried.

Obama and his wife Michelle paid heartfelt tribute to the woman who they said "helped define the American experience".

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