Legendary US singer Aretha Franklin.
She gave generously both in terms of finances and advice to United States civil rights activists, and led hometown tributes to Nelson Mandela.More news: Chelsea are not title contenders yet, claims Sarri
Her records sold millions of copies and the music industry couldn't honor her enough. When I called Franklin, she was still upset that Warwick announced at the funeral that Franklin was at the church that day - then said she didn't show up - and also referred to Franklin as Houston's godmother.
"In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade - our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect", Obama said this week. "Aretha is gone from our eyesight and the reach of our hand" but it's a happy day because she is in heaven.
The 18-time Grammy award victor inspired multiple singers during her five-decade career, from pop diva Mariah Carey and the late Whitney Houston, to Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and the late Amy Winehouse. "Then, past year in the dressing room she said, 'Lisa, you've been through this - I hope I come out on top like you.'". "She will always be in the front of my mind as I make decisions on the film". I sent a picture of my son and told her that someday, I hoped he'd be able to see her perform. "I've never been as excited in my life to be cursed out by somebody". Once the officer learned the person was connected to Franklin, the officer stopped and apologized. Why weren't his officers treating Detroiters better?More news: NZ Minister for Women cycles to hospital to give birth
To some people, the song's lyrics-Think about what you're trying to do to me-came across as a message with anti-Vietnam War connotations urging the US government to "think" about what it was doing, according to her autobiography.
"She said she was really looking forward to getting back on the mic, which is her words: 'I really can't wait to get back on the mic.' She said she was resting".
This service will be for the family and friends of the late R&B songstress, and it will take place at 10 a.m.at Greater Grace Temple. It's by invitation only. Outside of Parks, the Four Tops' Levi Stubbs was memorialized there, according to the Detroit Free Press.More news: WWE Raw: Brock Lesnar attacks Kurt Angle, puts down Paul Heyman
Aretha's publicist tells People magazine that on August 28 and August 29, public viewings will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, where members of the public will be able to visit the "Respect" hitmaker between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.