Aretha Franklin funeral August 31 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

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

On "The Late Show", host Stephen Colbert paid tribute to Franklin by playing her entire blockbuster Kennedy Center Honors performance from 2015, which Colbert hosted.

But what many modern devotees to the Queen of Soul don't realize is that Franklin happened to give the United States one of the most subtle protest songs of the Vietnam War - even if she didn't realize it at the time.

The Detroit Free Press - her hometown newspaper - bid "Farewell to our Queen".

Nearly everything that's being written about Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday, has been right.

If only they know that the "competent pianist" that they covered in their newspaper will go down in history as the "Queen of Soul". He says she helped define the American experience and the gift of her music remains to inspire us all. "We sang at the White House and she was so sweet, she was so cute", Grande told Fallon.

In 2005, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award for a USA civilian, by then-president George W. Bush.

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It continued: "We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world".

Obituaries chronicled her life of both public success and private hardship and her career as one of the greatest gospel, jazz, blues, R&B and pop singers to grace the world, often while touching on her impact on the civil rights movement and feminism.

The National Portrait Gallery unveiled Friday a portrait of Aretha Franklin, which will have an honorary place in the gallery's "in memoriam" section through Wednesday.

"She was able to touch so many people, divinely". He was hosting the show and said he told another person backstage, "Man, I wish I could have seen her when she was younger, when she was in full voice".

US President Donald Trump said the singer "brought joy to millions of lives and her extraordinary legacy will thrive and inspire many generations to come". "You know, there was information that I knew that I couldn't really say because the family did not want that out". "I've had many people influence me, but nothing like Aretha".

As a video of the Franklin played during the segment, a small photo of another soul legend, Patti LaBelle, lingered faintly in the background.

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