Oakland News Now – The Quwwn Of Soul , Aretha Franklin is dead and has passed away to Heaven. I don’t remember when she started being called “The Quwwn Of Soul” but I know it’s been her nickname since I was little, and that goes back to the late 1980s. Here are some of the reactions to her passing on 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
Marc Lamont Hill
Aretha Franklin was always very kind to me. In that old school auntie kind of way. She would always say how proud she was of our generation.
A LEGEND HAS PASSED AWAY. Go be with the Angels. May you Rest In Peace. #ArethaFranklin
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
Aretha Franklin will be profoundly missed. Her music is exceptionally powerful and resonates with Americans of every generation. She was an unflinching advocate for civil rights and women, and her legacy will live on in her music forever.
NAACP: “The ever-reigning Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is an iconic symbol of black pride whose music touched so many hearts and souls. As the 2008 recipient of the NAACP Vanguard Award, we know Aretha’s legacy will live on and we send our love our prayers. Rest in peace.”
If this doesn’t give you chills, nothin’ will. RIP Ms. Aretha Franklin. Merica.pic.twitter.com/BAlF7T3pSy
— Cloyd Rivers (@CloydRivers) August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin's '30 Greatest Hits' has reached #1 on US iTunes (albums).
— chart data (@chartdata) August 16, 2018
The greatest voice in American popular music has been stilled. Our beloved #ArethaFranklin has gone. For me, she was a musical lighthouse, guiding and inspiring with every note. I loved her so and love her still. Goodbye, Queen of Soul.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin singing at President Obama's inauguration. RIP the Queen of Soul. pic.twitter.com/3PT9Kp9zit
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 16, 2018
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