I'm saddened to learn that Aretha Franklin has passed.The most soulful and inspirational singer of our time. / Je suis attristée d'apprendre le décès d’Aretha Franklin. La chanteuse la plus inspirante de notre époque. – Céline xx…
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— Celine Dion (@celinedion) August 16, 2018
— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) August 16, 2018
As soon as news broke that the ‘Queen of Soul,’ Aretha Franklin, passed away, celebrities and fans alike took to Twitter with their heartfelt messages and memories.
Franklin passed away Thursday at the age of 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer.
Here are just a few of the tributes posted to Twitter:
Let’s all take a moment to give thanks for the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, who inspired us all for many many years. She will be missed but the memory of her greatness as a musician and a fine human being will live with us forever. Love Paul pic.twitter.com/jW4Gpwfdts
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) August 16, 2018
R.I.P. to "The Queen Of Soul" Aretha Franklin. One of the most iconic voices of all time. True legend. pic.twitter.com/l4QCiG8wLx
— Jon Burton (@JonBurton32) August 16, 2018
So sad. Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul has passed away. Our prayers and condolences to family, friends and fans.
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) August 16, 2018
RIP Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul.
…Forever, and ever, you'll stay in my heart…
Thanks for all your wonderful music.https://t.co/HGJ5ZzaJzu
— Antonio Banderas (@antoniobanderas) August 16, 2018
God bless Aretha Franklin the queen of soul and peace and love to her family 😎✌️🌟💖🎵🎶☮️
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) August 16, 2018
It was a double thrill for me to perform on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera on my 85th birthday and have the Queen of Soul (and heart) Aretha Franklin singing with me….she will be missed by the world. pic.twitter.com/74VM9IYejI
— Tony Bennett (@itstonybennett) August 16, 2018
I’m sitting in prayer for the wonderful golden spirit Aretha Franklin.
— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) August 16, 2018
Salute to the Queen. The greatest vocalist I've ever known. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 #Aretha
— John Legend (@johnlegend) August 16, 2018
Goodbye Ms. Aretha. You were my idol. The greatest singer of all time. Every note you sang was pure and authentic and pierced our hearts with joy and pain and life.
— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) August 16, 2018
There will never be another Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin is the embodiment of a soul blessed with a special gift. Grateful we have decades of recordings that will live on. Long Live The Queen. #RIPAretha
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) August 16, 2018
RIP ARETHA. There Will never be another ..Thank you for giving us all of you!!
— Bernadette Peters (@OfficialBPeters) August 16, 2018
I’m absolutely devastated by Aretha’s passing. She was truly one of a kind. She was more than the Queen of Soul. She was a national treasure to be cherished by every generation throughout the world. (1/2)
— Clive Davis (@CliveDavis) August 16, 2018