Share your tributes and memories of Aretha Franklin

Share your tributes and memories of Aretha Franklin

Share your tributes and memories of Aretha Franklin

'In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart.

Quinn also revealed that funeral arrangements would be announced in the coming days.

Hugh Jackman said that one of his career highlights was performing with Franklin at the Tony Awards, which he called "an out of body experience".

Aretha Franklin was a daughter of Detroit, but D.C. loved her too.

Last year, Franklin announced her plans to retire, saying she would perform at "some select things".

By the end of the 1960s she had gained the title "Queen of Soul". In his tribute, President Bill Clinton said he and the first lady considered her among their favourite artists.

"She has reigned supreme. and will always be held in the highest firmament of stars as the most exceptional vocalist, performer and recording artist the world has ever been privileged to witness", Lennox wrote.

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Franklin was born in the U.S. city of Memphis, Tennessee, to gospel singer parents Clarence and Barbara on March 25, 1942.

"She is seriously ill and surrounded by family members who appreciate the outpouring of love and support they have received".

The news comes after Franklin's hospitalization was reported Monday.

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Franklin was born March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee but her family moved to Detroit a few years later.

However, the decade was not a bust by a long shot.

Despite her hardships she managed to open up a new audience in the 1980s with the release of the Who's Zoomin' Who album and its accompanying hit, performed with Eurythmics, Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves.

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That same year she was tapped to sing at the memorial service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. where she performed a stirring rendition of "Precious Lord, Take My Hand". She'd battled acute pancreatic cancer for years.

Franklin worked with Houston's mother, Cissy, on studio projects, and a bond formed soon afterward. "She did not want people to know and she didn't make it public". Another later example of this can be found in her interpretation of the Rolling Stones' Jumpin' Jack Flash in 1986, which was used as the theme tune for the Whoopi Goldberg film of the same name. "She knew where she was going".

Her publicist confirmed the death to several U.S. media outlets. "Just like her mom, she was one of the great sopranos".

"Her influence goes beyond even music". Here is a look back at her iconic life and career. Largely self-taught, she was regarded as a child prodigy. Her family have appealed for "prayers and privacy" at this time, Showbiz 411 reports.

As an unmarried teenager, Franklin gave birth to a son at 13 and another two years later. She then married American actor Glynn Turman (1978-1984).

She signed with Columbia records in 1960, releasing her first album "The Great Aretha Franklin".

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