Celebrities Speak Out Following the Passing of The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Respect performing
Courtesy Aretha Franklin Facebook page

From television, politics and film to sports and music, celebrities across the board are taking to social media to share their condolences for the loss of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.

When news broke of Aretha’s passing Thursday morning, following word that the singer was gravely ill, the music community and many more, who were touched by Aretha’s voice and music (that’s all of us), spoke out.

“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,” Paul McCartney wrote. “She will be missed but the memory of her greatness as a musician and a fine human being will live with us forever.”

So many celebrities have mentioned how much she influenced them when deciding their path to become singers. Her voice was incomparable and her songs empowered women of many generations. We can only hope that Aretha knew just how much she meant to so many.

R.I.P Queen of Soul