Charles Smith says he's flooded with the memories every time he listens to his Aretha Franklin's music at home with his family in Renton.
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In the end, however Franklin chose to describe her impact on women, she left them words to live by - in the world, and in relationships.
Wonder recalled talking to Franklin about performing a new song - entitled "The Future" - together just two months ago. In a career crossing generations, her hits spanned from soul and R&B, to gospel and pop.
Aretha Franklin, the music icon, legendary singer and "Queen of Soul" loved by millions whose history-making career spanned six decades, died yesterday, her long-time publicist announced. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family, ' a statement from her family read.
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"She would just text me out of the blue and say, 'I saw something you did on CNN, and I'm so proud of you".
The family thanked fans around the world for their "incredible outpouring of love" since it first emerged earlier this week that she was gravely ill. While artists like Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, and Missy Elliott penned heartfelt tributes, Ariana Grande paid homage to the Queen of Soul with an emotional performance on "The Tonight Show". And it was the rousing finale to a 2011 Franklin tribute at the Grammys, performed by Christina Aguilera, Florence Welch, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride and Yolanda Adams.
United States singer Janelle Monae shared a photo of her and Franklin on social media, describing her as a "genius that walked this Earth". Using these techniques, as she did with Respect, lyrics could be repositioned to reflect the black female perspective. Franklin also sang at three inaugurations: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
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When asked if she felt we, as a society, were moving forward, she said, "I think that we have come a very, very long way". In passing, Franklin stands as a reminder that our love for each other can be improved so much more effectively through joy rather than hate. Then her funeral will be held at Greater Grace Temple.