Stevie Wonder Gets Emotional Remembering Last Words to Aretha Franklin

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Franklin was born in Memphis, Tenn. on March 25, 1942.

"Today I join my community, my industry and the world in mourning the loss and celebrating the life of my dear sister, friend, and ally, Aretha Franklin".

It hit Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 1967 and stayed there for two weeks and wound up leading the magazine's Hot Rhythm & Blues chart for two months. A musical icon in the truest sense of the term, Franklin captivated the ears and hearts of a nation with her powerhouse voice for more than 50 years, and will continue to do so for many years to come.

During the 2016 campaign, Trump once sought to tout his support among black voters by pointing to a man at his rally and declaring, "Look at my African-American over here". She LAID THE FOUNDATION and her name was QUEEN ARETHA FRANKLIN. " However, no one knows in what capacity Ms. Franklin was employed by 45".

Here are a couple other small ways they paid tribute to the Queen of Soul, including sharing one of her national anthems.

"This is very personal for me, as you can probably tell", he said. I think that women have to be strong.

Over on The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert reminisced about watching Franklin perform at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors. She was to support progressive politics throughout her career. She collaborated with Lauryn Hill, who wrote and produced Franklin's song "A Rose Is Still A Rose", the title track from her final Gold album.

"We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on". "The world is poorer for her not being here", he said. He also worked with Franklin on her 1999 autobiography, "Aretha: From These Roots".

In a video package highlighting the star's most memorable moments, there is a picture of Franklin on the left and the dates of her life with an image of Patti LaBelle in the top right corner.

She was a superstar by any measure.

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