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‘We’ve lost an American treasure’: Tributes pour in for ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin

Thursday - 16/08/2018 12:36
Tributes are being paid to singer Aretha Franklin who has passed away at the age of 76. Known as the ‘Queen of Soul,’ the music icon was hailed by online commentators as the “greatest American vocalist in history.”
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The musical legend succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Thursday after a long struggle with the illness. Franklin captured the heart of millions after making her breakthrough in the music industry in the early 1960s. She would go on to record hits such as ‘Say A Little Prayer,’ ‘Respect’ and ‘Natural Woman’ – hugely popular songs which endure to this day.

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The singer was fondly remembered online as celebrity fans from across the world posted tributes to her on social media.

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