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His tweet following the news of her passing was also criticized by Franklin fans for its insensitivity. "As Nicki Swift previously reported, pop star Ariana Grande belted out a lovely rendition of Franklin's hit song "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on August 16.

The singer also talked about getting Madonna to play God in her God Is A Woman music video, and shared some new insight into her whirlwind romance with Pete Davidson.

US President Barack Obama (L) greets US singer Patti LaBelle (R) during the event, 'In Performance at the White House - Women of Soul.

In January 1967 a young singer named Aretha Franklin arrived in the small Alabama town of Muscle Shoals, her career hanging in the balance.

Paul Pogba transfer: Jose Mourinho 'never so happy' with Man Utd star
Speaking to Paddy Power, Ince was quick to jump on the media bandwagon and lay into Pogba, who he believes has "too much to say". Pogba stood his ground in the meeting and told Mourinho that if he wanted to speak that way to him he should go via Raiola.

But for the most part, she goes undetected. "She was elegant, graceful, and utterly uncompromising in her artistry", they said. "She was just a great person, great cook, great woman".

Most people have been expressing their sadness that Franklin is gone, and their gratefulness for her music - but Donald Trump's remarks on her death have been causing quite a stir. Her closest relatives are planning a 4-day celebration of her life, which will include an open casket memorial service open to the public at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

Other than Respect, her powerful cover of the Otis Redding tune that became a feminist anthem and her calling card, Franklin had dozens of Top 40 singles, according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Her voice breaking, Jackson, 52, described how Franklin, who passed away Thursday at 76, lived near the family during part of her childhood. "It's sad, you know?" She died yesterday at her home in Detroit.

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