Aretha Franklin

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It’s a sad day in music. The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin died of Pancreatic cancer on Thursday at 76 years old.

Throughout her 50 year career, Ms. Franklin has touched numerous souls and provided the soundtrack for many countless life moments.

In honor of Aretha’s incomparable legacy, check these heartwarming photos The Queen and some of the famous folks who loved on her over the years.

You will be missed, Queen.

Aretha Franklin & The Famous Friends Who Loved Her (26 Heartwarming Photos)  was originally published on