Celebrities turn to social media to remember, mourn Aretha Franklin


Tributes continued to populate social media accounts, as the music industry, celebrities and fans remembered Aretha Franklin after the "Queen of Soul" died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, from pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

U.S. President Donald Trump was among those adding his voice to the chorus of celebrities paying their respects to Franklin, writing on Twitter: "She was a great woman, with a wonderful gift from God, her voice. She will be missed!"

Hillary Clinton said that Franklin "deserves not only RESPECT but also our lasting gratitude for opening our ears, eyes and hearts," while singer Diana Ross wrote, "I'm sitting in prayer for the wonderful golden spirit Aretha Franklin."

Other stars sharing their thoughts and prayers on social media also included recording artists Lionel Richie, Lenny Kravitz, Bebe Rexha and Christina Aguilera.

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