Fox News apologizes for using Patti LaBelle photo in Aretha Franklin tribute

The legendary singer, aged 76, died on Thursday in Detroit after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Tributes continue to pour in from music legend, powerful global leaders and adoring fans for record Grammy victor Aretha Franklin, who died on Thursday aged 76.

Franklin influenced generations of female singers with unforgettable hits including "Respect" (1967), "Natural Woman" (1968) and "I Say a Little Prayer" (1968). "If you don't, some people will run right over you", Aretha told Vogue in 2015, shortly after her tribute performance to Carole King at the Kennedy Center Honors left President Barack Obama in tears.

Trump's comments contrasted with the standard tributes honouring Franklin.

"I was holding her hand at the bedside, holding her wrist, which was now no more than skin and bone, but her pulse was so strong and so, so full of life. There wasn't a single corner of the world that didn't rise and swing to her music".

Franklin, who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think, ' "I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, 'Respect", announced her retirement from touring a year ago.

But for the singer's fame and fortune, she never abandoned them. "It's just sad that he has to go there, and attach her to himself". "[It's] unbelievable what she did with the song", he said.

Her signature song, "Respect", a glorious and intense remake of Otis Redding's anthem, will forever ring in our ears when we feel we aren't receiving the consideration we deserve. Ariana told her to text an MP3, but Franklin ended up mailing her a package, which arrived months later. In passing, Franklin stands as a reminder that our love for each other can be improved so much more effectively through joy rather than hate.

The late singer's family is reportedly planning a four-day celebration of Franklin's life, which will include a two-day public viewing at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit and feature an open casket. "You know, there was information that I knew that I couldn't really say because the family did not want that out".

- Details about the visitation and funeral for The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin have been released.

And she put Detroit on the map. "I met her a few times".

  • Kyle Peterson