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  1. #51
    Looks like nephew Tim's comments are being rebuked by the family:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/a...e=sectionfront

  2. #52
    There were reports that a prayer vigil was to be held from 2 PM to 4 PM Tuesday (8/14)
    at the north side of the White House in Washington, DC. I have not heard or seen any article indicating it actually took place. If and when it does, I am positive the President
    will not participate.

  3. #53
    Miss Ross on her Twitter account for Queen Aretha.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/DianaRoss...rc=twsrc%5Etfw

  4. #54

  5. #55
    Her band mate went to see her, said she was struggling but said she "was a fighter".

    I love Diana's tweet.

  6. #56
    Former publicist for the Queen of Soul recounts when he realized Aretha was really sick after she pulled out of attending her annual Christmas party last December.

    https://www.clickondetroit.com/enter...n-hospice-care

  7. #57
    Quote Originally Posted by woodward View Post
    There were reports that a prayer vigil was to be held from 2 PM to 4 PM Tuesday (8/14)
    at the north side of the White House in Washington, DC. I have not heard or seen any article indicating it actually took place. If and when it does, I am positive the President
    will not participate.

    He won't. And if he did, his response would be a freakin tweet.

  8. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by vgalindo View Post
    Miss Ross on her Twitter account for Queen Aretha.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/DianaRoss...rc=twsrc%5Etfw
    That's beautifully and lovingly written -

  9. #59
    Quote Originally Posted by Cincinnati_Kid View Post
    He won't. And if he did, his response would be a freakin tweet.
    Why are we so concerned about what that nitwit says? He's irrelevant. LOL

  10. #60

    "Queen Of Soul" Aretha Franklin dies at age 76


  11. #61
    It's official; Aretha Franklin's gone. RIP

    https://abc7ny.com/entertainment/are...ge-76/3943285/

  12. #62
    Rest in Peace, Queen of Soul.

  13. #63
    May God Bless our great Queen..........Ms. Aretha Franklin!

  14. #64
    Spread your wings and fly high angel x

  15. #65
    I just received news that Ms. Franklin has passed. Rest in Glory Queen.

  16. #66
    Reading it just stung. My prayers and condolences go out to the family. Thanks Aretha for the music.

  17. #67
    And on the same day Elvis Presley died 41 years ago! RIP to the Queen!

  18. #68
    May she Rest In Peace.

  19. #69
    Heaven has just gained an angel. RIP Aretha.


  20. #70
    The Queen...

    Marianne Williamson wrote a very poignant Instagram post - https://www.instagram.com/p/BmfTsBFFpdW/?hl=en

    I love the part about our prayers being roses on her path home. She deserves ALL the roses. An extraordinary artist, a devastating loss.

  21. #71
    I prayed for the best, prepared for the worst, so I'm not as devastated as I thought I would be. I'm just thanking the Lord that He let us have the Queen for as long as we did. One of my greatest musical inspirations and loves. I believe she is at peace and there's not much more I can ask for. But she sums up how I feel in the title of one of my fav cuts of hers, "It Hurts Like Hell". Today is going to be Queen Ree all day in the music I listen to.

  22. #72
    Thanks for everything Aretha! All of our other stars are welcoming you home!

    https://www.facebook.com/ABCWorldNewsNow/videos/282027065924956/?notif_id=1534425756977638&notif_t=live_video

  23. #73
    I just saw online, she's gone. Name:  Emoji crying (2).png
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  24. #74
    Copley - Beautiful! Thanks for posting. "Angel"
    Last edited by Luciano; 08-16-2018 at 11:17 AM.

  25. #75
    Aretha Franklin - The Queen of Soul, Thanks for the inspiration for so many years, Rest in Peace now Dear Beautiful Aretha,, Respect!

    Condolences to all her Dear Family at this time.

  26. #76
    I just heard,and it's as if a family member had passed because Aretha has been a part of my life since I was a kid,my mother loved her music and so did I..The Queen Is Dead-LONG LIVE THE QUEEN!

  27. #77
    So true. I’m sad. There will never be another like her. RIP Lady Soul.
    Last edited by luke; 08-16-2018 at 12:35 PM.

  28. #78
    Aretha Franklin: 1942-2018


    'She Is Gone'
    (poem by David Harkins)


    You can shed tears that she is gone,
    Or you can smile, because she has lived

    You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back,
    Or you can open your eyes, and see all that she has left

    Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
    Or you can be full of the love that you shared

    You can turn your back on tomorrow, and live yesterday
    Or you can be happy for tomorrow, because of yesterday

    You can remember her, and only that she is gone
    Or you can cherish her memory, and let it live on

    You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
    Or you can do what she would want:
    Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

  29. #79
    I am so sad. RIP Queen Aretha.

  30. #80


    Rest in power, Aretha.

  31. #81
    Nice poem, westgrand. I guess I've lived long enough now to see the wisdom of those words.

  32. #82
    Rest In Peace, Ree Ree. 😢

  33. #83
    What a legacy, RIP Queen of Soul

  34. #84
    I'm crying Big tears over the death of Aretha Franklin today. As she Rests In Heavenly Paradise, the tributes are flowing in from around the world.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/gall...cid=spartanntp

  35. #85
    So, so sad. We lost a musical queen today. Dear Lord we commend her to your care.
    Our world lost a beautiful voice this day but, goodness, what a day in heaven: Clara, Sam, Jackie, Otis, Levi, Ali Ollie, Erma, Caroline and now Aretha. How I'd love to be a that service (but not quite yet, if He's listening)

  36. #86
    Some deaths leave a certain numbness.
    Thank you Aretha Franklin.
    RIP

  37. #87
    This one hurts big time. How can you summon the words to convey the loss of such a titanic force in world culture? One of the last living links to Mahalia, Dinah, Sam, Art Tatum, Clara Ward and a glorious fighter for civil rights--not only through her activism, but through the power of her work and the majesty of her presence. There will never be another like that elemental, soaring voice, full stop. The Queen is dead. Long live the Queen.

    Last edited by sansradio; 08-16-2018 at 03:15 PM.

  38. #88
    Quote Originally Posted by midnightman View Post


    Rest in power, Aretha.
    Get outta my head, midnight!!! I've been sharing this for the past 24 hours. Thanks for posting.

  39. So sad news Rest in piece Queen.

  40. #90
    Quote Originally Posted by RanRan79 View Post
    I prayed for the best, prepared for the worst, so I'm not as devastated as I thought I would be. I'm just thanking the Lord that He let us have the Queen for as long as we did. One of my greatest musical inspirations and loves. I believe she is at peace and there's not much more I can ask for. But she sums up how I feel in the title of one of my fav cuts of hers, "It Hurts Like Hell". Today is going to be Queen Ree all day in the music I listen to.
    My sentiments exactly, ran! Itís a lot easier to swallow when the loss is gradually! Just as with Levi Stubbs & Teddy Pendergrass, there was time to come to terms with the inevitable. While itís sucks that Arethaís gone, Iím still at ease with it.

  41. #91
    This is heartbreaking news. She touched hundreds of millions of lives and she'll continue to do so for generations. I'm praying that her loved ones will recall the joy of her living instead of the pain they felt at her passing.

    Farewell, Sister Aretha.

  42. #92

  43. #93
    @sansradio, no problem. I played that earlier this year when she had to cancel all of her concerts this year. I should've known.

    @Ran and jboy, me too. But I loved that she was a fighter. She wasn't one who easily gave up. I'm sure she wanted to stay here but it's God's will and they did say she was at peace with whatever happened. She went out peacefully and around the people she loved.

    Her death is not tragic, it's just her passing to another universe somewhere. She leaves behind a legendary legacy...

  44. #94
    Jesus knows there is a glory that is far beyond anything this world can offer. He knows that the true sight of him is worth more than millions of worlds. He knows that the sight of his glory will leave no one unsatisfied. Jesus is eager for his precious saints to enter eternal happiness with him. Our beloved Miss Aretha Franklin has entered her Heavenly happiness and seen the sight of Jesus. You are home Miss Franklin and there is no more pain. Rejoice with the Lord in your new home.

  45. #95
    Someone at the local Y pointed out that Aretha Franklin died on the same day that Elvis Presley died 41 years ago. A bit ironic.

  46. #96
    Rest In Peace, Aretha Franklin. Thank you for the music.

  47. #97
    Quote Originally Posted by jobeterob View Post
    Someone at the local Y pointed out that Aretha Franklin died on the same day that Elvis Presley died 41 years ago. A bit ironic.
    She also shares a birthday with Elton John. What is interesting about her death date is that a King and Queen passed on the same day. Elvis Presley is the King of Rock and Roll and Aretha is the undisputed Queen of Soul.

  48. #98
    Quote Originally Posted by jobeterob View Post
    Someone at the local Y pointed out that Aretha Franklin died on the same day that Elvis Presley died 41 years ago. A bit ironic.
    Here's something even stranger: August 16 is also Madonna's birthday.

  49. #99
    Love what Merriam-Webster did. Thanks!

  50. #100
    We paid our R-E-S-P-E-C-T-S at The Apollo this afternoon. It was eerily quiet and subdued at first with a small crowd, news cameras and a shrine of flowers and pics starting to develop around her Walk of Fame plaque. Suddenly, someone cranked up "Rock Steady" and we had our own little party on 125th Street, singing, dancing and celebrating her life. The hits kept on coming..."Respect"..."Chain of Fools"..."Until You Come Back to Me." Someone started a spontaneous chant of "'Re-tha! 'Re-tha! 'Re-tha!" and we all joined in, smiles on every face in sight.

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