"Our Queen Of Soul": Barack And Michelle Obama Pay Glowing Tribute To The Late Aretha Franklin
August 17, 2018 18:42
On August 16, 2018, the world lost one of its brightest stars as music icon and Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, passed on. She was aged 76. Doctors diagnosed Franklin with pancreatic cancer in 2010, and she fought it off until her demise in Detroit.
With over 20 US Number 1’s and an equally stunning amount of Grammy wins, Franklin was an inspiration to countless musicians who continue to give her credit for their success. She retired from music in 2017 due to her declining health.