Donald Trump under fire for comments about Aretha Franklin

Lawrence Kim
August 18, 2018

"Aretha, your lovely voice will always have an everlasting impact on this world", wrote the four-time F1 world champion.

The Queen of Soul's cause of death was advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type.

Clinton and his wife, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, yesterday hailed her as "one of America's greatest national treasures". "I met her a few times".

"Last summer we did her granddaughter's graduation party and she was kind of ill, and she pushed her security guards back and said "get out the way, I am going to sing", Ralphe recalls. A 1986 duet with George Michael, I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me), hit number one in several countries.

Fox News had to apologize for an embarrassing mistake in its tribute to the late Aretha Franklin. "She believed, I think, that most of all she was doing God's work".

She was reportedly surrounded by friends and family when she passed, and had been in failing health for "many months" under hospice care.

"For as long as I can remember, I've been listening to and loving Aretha in my house, at picnics, at cookouts, at parties, in the auto, on the plane, wherever I could listen to her".

Aretha began singing in the gospel choir of her father's church as a little girl and even then her voice was spectacular. "All of our other friends that we grew up with were gone". Thankfully she spent her final moments peacefully in the company of family and friends. She could make many a meal.

She did just about everything she every wanted on the stage and in the studio.

She told Detroit station WDIV-TV that same summer, when she was 72, that she was determined to never be "grossly overweight" again, adding that she was in much better shape than previous parts of her life.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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