Aretha Franklin, 76, the Soul’s queen is dead. The news came in Thursday morning as her prolonged pancreatic cancer could not be cured, eventually taking her life. Franklin died at her residence in Detroit, leaving behind an irreplaceable void, no voice will ever match.
“She had a weight and a voice that made her bigger than anyone else. Something that came from above, said Music reporter Lisa Wall.
Her family also expressed condolence over the huge loss stating, “We’ve lost our family’s matriarch and the rock. The love she felt for her children, grandchildren, siblings and cousins knew no bounds.”
Though, her voice would continue to rule the heart for ages, inspiring thousands around the globe to take up singing and make big names for themselves, but she would surely be missed.
Lisa Wall, who recently made a documentary about Aretha Franklin, had a hard time accepting the fact the queen was no more, further when asked to comment on the magnificence of soul queen in soul music, she voiced, it was astronomical, honestly. Franklin was the biggest and she had a weight and she set a benchmark that was followed by all. Had she not existed, there wouldn’t have been a soul music today. There are a lot artists, pianists, singers and Composers, who have made it big in their lives, but nothing can be compared to Aretha Franklin. She was someone who came from far above.
It was Sunday, when Franklin became seriously ill, before eventually passing out on Thursday. The epitome of the Industry was seriously falling victim to the disease and the same was also confirmed by the family members.
In February last year, Franklin announced at the world stage that she would stop the world tours. Her last concert was at Elton John’s annual gala in the fight against AIDS in November last year, officially becoming her last album called “A Brand New Me”.
An exemplary career, an extraordinary life, a fan base that showered more than just love, and a voice that even nightingale would find hard to match. Franklin and her legacy will continue to live on forever!