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Fox News Mistakenly Uses Photo of Patti LaBelle in Aretha Franklin Tribute

Fox News Mistakenly Uses Photo of Patti LaBelle in Aretha Franklin Tribute

Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul", has died aged 76 after battling cancer.

"She will forever be the Queen of Soul and so much more to all who knew her personally and through her music".

"Her music will live forever". Her performance was phenomenal, and so were her earrings. But Aretha did and she raised the roof.

A 20-time Grammy Award recipient and the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the pioneering singer and musician covered a wide range of material in her 40-year career, from gospel, R&B and pop, to Broadway-even taking on opera, in her legendary performance of Puccini's "Nessun Dorma" at the 1998 Grammys. "Our hearts go out to her family and her countless fans".

"As a daughter of the movement, she not only used her voice to entertain but to uplift and inspire generations through songs that have become anthems". The Queen is dead.

John was just one of many in the music industry who paid their respects to Franklin.

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Franklin's profile grew somewhat with TV appearances and shows alongside greats like Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Count Basie and Duke Ellington - but her career still didn't take off until she left Columbia and switched to Atlantic Records in 1966. Paul McCartney, Carole King, John Legend, Willie Nelson, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears and Barbra Streisand were among the many who posted tributes to social media.

"Let's all take a moment to give thanks for the attractive life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, who inspired us all for many many years", tweeted singer-songwriter Paul McCartney.

When the death of Aretha Franklin was announced on Thursday morning, one United States president paid tribute to a voice that offered "a glimpse of the divine", in which Americans could feel "our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect".

"Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Aretha Franklin", the Lions said. "The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds", the family said.

The statement 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".

"Thank you Aretha Franklin for getting me through tough days", Twitter user, Pablo, said. "In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every share - our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect".