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Nostalgic network getTV re-airs a December 1967 episode of The Kraft Music Hall that marked one of Aretha Franklin's earliest TV appearances (pictured left). Some, like Shirley Brown, Loleatta Holloway, Thelma Houston and Al Green, enjoyed popular success.

Fox News has had their share of being dragged for their outlandish "journalism", but on Thursday the network took the ultimate "L" in the wake of Aretha Franklin's tragic death. She was given a great gift from God - her voice, and she used it well.

Listening to Aretha reminds us of a time of optimism and freedom, as well as struggle. RIP.

"She told us to be spicy", Colon said. "She was elegant, graceful, and utterly uncompromising in her artistry", they said.

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Australian singer Renee Geyer was enormously influenced by Franklin from a young age and spoke about her passing on ABC radio.

Belle said performing in Detroit, outside the same venue where the Queen of Soul will lie in repose, gives her chills.

Franklin passed away at 9:50 am surrounded by her family and loved ones, her family said in a statement issued by her publicist.

US President Donald Trump said the singer "brought joy to millions of lives and her extraordinary legacy will thrive and inspire many generations to come".

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The city's famed Fox Theater, as well as the Detroit Tigers' stadium Comerica Park, and Detroit Pistons and Detroit Red Wings home stadium Little Caesars Arena, have all put up tributes to the city's First Daughter. It continued, "Him saying Aretha Franklin "worked for him" conveys how his failing brain works".

Years ago, after Gaddis and her husband got married, she received a call from a representative of Franklin's. Though she left the city to pursue her career in NY and Los Angeles, she returned to the city in 1982 to be closer to her family. The "Bed" artist's performance was so emotional that it led her to tears.

"She is an icon, make no mistake about it, but she was also a woman, and I'm grateful, and I think the world should be grateful, to her four sons who had to share her with the world", expressed Gaddis.

Rev. Dr. Jim Holley has known the Franklins for over 40 years.

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