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The Rock World Pays Tribute To Aretha Franklin

The Queen Of Soul passed away today, aged 76.

Tributes from the world of rock and metal have been pouring in following the death of soul legend Aretha Franklin.

The singer passed away today (August 16) at her home, aged 76, due to advanced pancreatic cancer, according to her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn.

A statement from Aretha’s family reads: 

In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds.

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 for your compassion and prayers. We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.” 

Everyone from Slash to Rage Against The Machine to Corey Taylor have been posting tributes to the incredible talent – read them all below.

Undoubtedly one of the greatest of ALL time, RIP #ArethaFranklin

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The GOAT.... #Aretha

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RIP, Aretha. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this devastating time.

Posted on August 16th 2018, 5:42p.m.
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