Published: Fri, August 17, 2018

Fox News Catches Heat After Mixing Up Aretha Franklin & Patti LaBelle

Fox News Catches Heat After Mixing Up Aretha Franklin & Patti LaBelle

LaBelle, who had a famously rocky relationship with Franklin, had paid her own respect to the Queen of Soul earlier. Today, Aretha Franklin passed away at the age of 76, surrounded by friends and family in her Detroit home.

"Amazing Grace" (1972): After more than a decade in which she focused on pop material, Franklin returned with renewed intensity to the gospel music of her childhood in what has often been called the best-selling gospel album of all time.

Singers and musicians quickly flooded social media in mourning her passing, which came on the same day that fellow United States music giant Elvis Presley died at his home in Memphis, the city where Franklin was born, 41 years ago. In 1987, she was the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Museum will also have a guest book available to sign, which will be sent to Aretha's family.

"As a daughter of the movement, she not only used her voice to entertain but to uplift and inspire generations through songs that have become anthems". It's what made singers like Aretha the greatest of the great.

British singer and songwriter Adele said she was heartbroken.

"For more than six decades. every time she sang, we were all graced with a glimpse of the divine".


The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer.

Her Baptist minister father was the organiser behind the 1963 Detroit Walk to Freedom - the largest-ever demonstration for civil rights in the USA until the March on Washington later that year, when the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr made his "I have a dream" speech.

That's because Moore says Franklin channeled her pain into her music. "It's one of the hardest things I have ever had to do, lose the weight and the cigarettes", she told Jet in 2007.

Franklin's declining health was first disclosed on the Showbiz 411 website late Sunday by Roger Friedman, a reporter and family friend.

The Queen of Soul has sung at the inaugurations of three American Presidents: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

"She will forever be the Queen of Soul and so much more to all who knew her personally and through her music".

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