An era has indeed come to an end with Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul. She left for the heavenly abode at the age of 76 leaving her admirers and fans with beautiful memories to cherish forever. She has performed in various renowned functions like the inauguration ceremonies of the three of the US presidents. She was also a strong advocate for the movement of civil rights.
There is not a living soul who could hold back the tears. Bill and Hillary Clinton stated in unison that she had moved the souls of the people across the world for 50 years. Barack Obama also added that through her music, she had assisted in defining the American Experience.
She was the winner of 18 Grammy awards along with 17 top 10 US chart hits throughout her career. Last year, she also announced to retire from her career. She was diagnosed with neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer in 2010, which caused the untimely death of the legend. She also received the award of Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 from George W Bush, then President. She was also praised for stirring the hearts of millions of people residing in the US.
Clinton also stated that she was a graceful and elegant personality who has never compromised on the perfection in her performances. She was also declared one of the greatest treasures of America.
The American Civil Liberties Union or the ACLU also stated that she ensured that the black ladies have their importance. Barack and Michelle Obama also stated that they could relate their lives and feel the same with her unmatched voice. They also stated that she had helped them realize the importance of being human and more hopeful. The present President of the US, Donald Trump tweeted that her voice was a gift from God.