Aretha Franklin Dead: Many Celebrities Like Barbra Streisand and John Legend Pay Tribute

Updated On 18 Aug, 2018 Published On

Aretha Franklin has undoubtedly made her mark. Many celebrities like Barbra Streisand and John Legend has paid tribute to the Queen of Soul following her death from an advance pancreatic cancer on Thursday, August 16.

Hours after Aretha's passing, pop star Barbra, 76, took to Twitter and shared a photo of herself with the late singer, captioning the post,

This photo was taken in 2012 when Aretha & I performed at a tribute celebration for our friend Marvin Hamlisch. It’s difficult to conceive of a world without her. Not only was she a uniquely brilliant singer, but her commitment to civil rights made an indelible impact on the world.

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Songstress John, 39, meanwhile, tweeted, "Salute to the Queen. The greatest vocalist I've ever known."

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Besides musicians, actors were also among the celebrities who paid tribute to the legendary singer.

The Wolverine star Hugh Jackman shared a tweet, writing, "One of the highlights of my career was singing with #ArethaFranklin at The Tony Awards. It was an out of body experience for me. One of the greatest singers of all time. You will be missed by all."

Additionally, Kate Hudson took to Instagram to share a heartwarming message on Franklin's death.

Alongside a black and white photo of Franklin, she wrote,

Oh queen oh queen how I cry to see you go. Like so many others I share the sadness of this loss. A true inspiration, a constant listen in my youth. I remember going deep into her B sides and live performances, always in awe of her ability. To discover the effortlessness of her gift, to take it in and experience the tones that shaped my love for singing. Her instrument like no other. Magic, pure magic. Thank you Aretha.

Kelly Ripa, on her side, tweeted, "R E S P E C T to the queen of soul. Thankful to have been in the presence of such greatness."

Moreover, Ryan Seacrest, Live! With Kelly and Ryan co-host, recalled working with the late star on American Idol.

Diana Ross, who, in recent days, expressed concern for Franklin leading up to her passing, tweeted, "I’m sitting in prayer for the wonderful golden spirit Aretha Franklin."

Here're more tweets shared by the stars to pay tribute to Franklin, check them out.

Rest In Peace Franklin!

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