Aretha Franklin Will Have An Open Casket Public Memorial In Detroit

Flowers and tributes are placed on the Star for Aretha Franklin on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood California after the music icon legendary singer and

And, by the way, though her Swift comment stole the entire show, we also have to give honorable mention to what the queen said about Nicki Minaj: "Hmmm, I'm going to pass on that one". "I was stunned at the emotion, the power and sheer musical talent pouring out of this woman".

On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert recalled the 2005 Kennedy Center Honors where Aretha Franklin sang "Natural Woman" for honoree Carole King, who co-wrote the song. According to TMZ, she was too emotional to hit the stage, but Questlove convinced her she was fit for the job. Beyond her constantly played classics, like "Respect" and "Say a Little Prayer", her oft-dismissed early Columbia output is great ('One Step Ahead' is a personal favourite), as is some of her stuff from the early to mid-1970s. Franklin long denied claims that she was fighting cancer, but her health steadily declined for years.

After Trump's somewhat tone-deaf tribute, people were appreciating the heartwarming messages made by both Hilary and Bill Clinton and by former president Barack Obama who held a close friendship with Aretha.

"We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on".

"She was terrific - Aretha Franklin - on her passing".

"Franklin's official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin's oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karamonos Cancer Institute", Gwendolyn Quinn's statement read.

A memorial concert is also in the works.

It wasn't exactly, shall we say, respectful. "A great artist is gone".

"You just couldn't listen to her without it becoming a full-on celebration of life, even simple songs".

This statement was a far cry from the decades where the two women were pitted against each other. He pointed to the president's denigration this week of Omarosa Manigault Newman, formerly his top black aide at the White House, as "that dog".

Gaddis, who grew up in MS, said as a child she would listen to Franklin's music. "She was a huge Obama supporter, she thought of herself as a Democrat and she was vocal, obviously, as an activist in the civil rights movement".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Turkish court rejects US pastor Brunson's appeal for release
Aug 18, 2018 - 00:58
Qatar defied US President Donald Trump on Wednesday and promised to plough $15 billion into Turkish financial markets and banks. The currency has recovered from record lows earlier this week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fortnite Android beta invites: all supported phones and devices
Aug 15, 2018 - 01:23
After acquiring a skin, a player would then choose a weapon category and then pick which specific gun they want the skin to be on. Because the game is offered outside of the hardware's main storefront, make sure you are not downloading from anywhere dubious.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Third night of anti-government protests in Romania
Aug 14, 2018 - 01:40
Other protesters were seen throwing paving slabs at the police, who responded with tear gas, pepper spray and water cannon. In Bucharest , some protesters attempted to force their way through security lines guarding the government building.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA to double Turkey tariffs amid decline in relations
Aug 14, 2018 - 00:24
The Brunson case has enraged the Evangelicals in the United States, who constitute a critical electoral base for Trump. Ruhsar Pekcan said in a statement the move would not only have an impact on Turkey but affect US companies as well.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Omarosa's new White House recording sounds alarm bells across Twitter
Aug 13, 2018 - 03:32
And Trump felt compelled to throw in " all types of racism" to make sure the "fine people" among the neo-Nazis don't feel left out.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Higher US tariffs increase pressure on Turkish economy
Aug 13, 2018 - 01:34
Economic experts believe the sharp fall of the lira is mainly because of concerns about the government's economic policies. Harsher US tariffs were likely to punish Turkey's already faltering steel exports to the United States.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Governor Brown declares state of emergency for Orange, Riverside Counties
Aug 12, 2018 - 02:59
If Clark is guilty, a Washington Post interview with Milligan suggests that police could have prevented the arson. Along with Pritchett's home, the Holy Fire burned 12 cabins at its origin in the community of Holy Jim on Monday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top First Trailer For Michael Moore's Anti-Trump Film 'Fahrenheit 11/9'
Aug 12, 2018 - 02:48
The trailer even ends on an image Trump with Moore narrating, "Ladies and gentlemen, the last president of the United States ". At one point, Moore is left speechless when an angry white man pledges to commit violence for seemingly indiscernible reasons.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NCAA announces major rule changes coming to college basketball
Aug 11, 2018 - 01:56
University presidents and chancellors must contractually agree to cooperate with investigations and infractions process. The new rules also allow for heavier punishments, like longer head coach suspensions and stronger fines.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cam Newton confronted Kelvin Benjamin in a heated pregame chat
Aug 11, 2018 - 01:39
While Newton seemed initially friendly during the meeting, neither man was smiling as Benjamin started to walk away from him. Neither will get the opportunity to hash things out since the two teams do not face each other in the upcoming season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Time has come' to create US Space Force, sixth military branch: Pence
Aug 10, 2018 - 00:27
Vice-President Mike Pence speaks during an event on the creation of a United States Space Force at the Pentagon on Thursday. Mattis had previously opposed the creation of a separate military branch focused on space, writing to Rep.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri on Courtois, Kepa and Hazard speculation
Aug 10, 2018 - 00:12
Chelsea will now reportedly receive a cash fee and midfielder Mateo Kovacic on loan as part of a deal to send Courtois to Real. My goal was to come to Real Madrid, everyone knew that".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Star witness ends testimony in fraud trial of ex-Trump campaign chief
Aug 09, 2018 - 17:28
Attorney in MI who has been watching the trial and said she observed jurors reacting with negative body language as he testified. Defense attorneys then used several hours of cross-examination to try to damage Gates' credibility in the eyes of jurors.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top India vs England, Lord's Test
Aug 09, 2018 - 17:13
He came close to selector's eye scoring a match winning unbeaten half century against India A at Worcester last month. The Lord's ground staff has worked hard to maintain a tinge of green on the pitch despite the heatwave in England .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tesla CEO drops latest bombshell with $72B buyout proposal
Aug 08, 2018 - 00:57
The electric auto maker reported revenue of $4 billion in the second quarter of 2018, with $2.2 billion in cash in hand. Musk has a long history of bristling at the amount of scrutiny Tesla endures from investors and media.