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Aretha Franklin Dead at 76: Social Media Reactions

Considering the influence of Aretha Franklin, it should come as no surprise that many took to social media upon the news of her passing to pay tribute to “The Queen of Soul.”

Here are some notable tributes found across social media.

Ava DuVernay on Twitter

Looking out on the morning rain I used to feel so uninspired And when I knew I had to face another day Lord, it made me feel so tired Before the day I met you Life was so unkind But you're the key to My peace of mind." Her voice/swagger was peerless.

John Legend on Twitter

Salute to the Queen. The greatest vocalist I've ever known. ???????????????????????????????????????? #Aretha

Andy Cohen on Twitter

There will never be another Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin is the embodiment of a soul blessed with a special gift. Grateful we have decades of recordings that will live on. Long Live The Queen. #RIPAretha

Valerie Jarrett on Twitter

Aretha Franklin was an incredible gift to the world. Her magical music and spirit will stay with us always, as well as with generations to come.

Liam Gallagher on Twitter

RIP Aretha Franklin what a voice x


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.