A inicios de semana comenzó a circular mucha información sobre las graves condiciones de salud en las que se encontraba Aretha Franklin, cosa que eventualmente se confirmó por familiares y amigos que se encontraban con ella en ese momento.
Aunque horas después se confirmó que ya se encontraba en casa, este 16 de agosto despertamos con la noticia del lamentable deceso de la Reina del Soul, a los 76 años de edad.
Si bien no se han revelado los detalles sobre la causa de su muerte, en las redes sociales han aparecido un sin fin de tributos y homenajes, comenzando por el mundo del pop que con el paso de los años ha tenido una fuerte influencia del trabajo y la trayectoria de casi 40 años de Aretha Franklin.
Chequen algunas reacciones a continuación:
Most heavenly🌹🌹🌹 The most incredible gifts you gave🌹🌹🌹 I will never forget how you impacted my young life, my young soul, my young love of the singer of the song🌹🌹🌹 This record made such an impact on my 16 year old self. I first saw you sing when I was 12, it was Amazing Grace and as a child, I was moved to tears, for the first time in song, for you showed me the pure sound of love & set my spirit free🌹🌹🌹 We love you Aretha, thank you for the blessings you bestowed❤️🦋❤️ 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
This is the face of a young man who couldn’t believe he was actually singing with the GREATEST OF ALL TIME. Thank you, Ms. Franklin for blessing us with your incomparable gift. Honored to have shared the stage with you even for a moment. Always bowing down to you. #QueenofSoul pic.twitter.com/4bZVAWcqeS
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) 16 de agosto de 2018
— Steve Hauschildt (@stevehauschildt) 16 de agosto de 2018
I’m very sad to hear about Aretha Franklin passing. She was one of the greatest and most emotional singers. I used to love listening to her in the sixties but her music is timeless. Love & Mercy to Aretha’s family and friends. pic.twitter.com/fFVKyjxIXT
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) 16 de agosto de 2018
— Ghostly (@ghostly) 16 de agosto de 2018
Rest easy #ARETHAFRANKLIN I imagine u in heaven performing & still making people souls move🙌🏾 this was my aunt favorite record #RockSteady you will always be the Queen of Soul you been that before many of us were born! Thank you for giving us LEGENDARY TIMELESS music 🙏🏾❤️ pic.twitter.com/bEueBCLGJ9
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) 16 de agosto de 2018
The 3 seconds it takes for #ArethaFranklin to oooooze out the words “Sittin around..” is as pure & creative & as honest as any singer I’ve ever seen when a performance goes beyond mere entertainment. THIS is what we need to get back to. where raw genius rises above marketing strategy & monetary reach & “likes” (because let’s face it, look at the Billboard singles/Spotify singles/ITunes singles—-could she even find space to develop this talent? Or just give up & get a reality show and pray this works out? Now figure out the legions of talent that we either dismissed or passed on today or even the mesmerizing talent we’ve been shown near this level that can’t even begin to thrive in this environment without some angle) for those not in the know & wanna know, with the exception of her yet to be seen Sidney Pollack documentary Amazing Grace (her best captured 2 hours 1972 in chu’ch, in her zone in south central Los Angeles—-w The Rolling Stones sitting IN THE DECON SECTION)—-this Performance at the #MontreuxJazzFestival in 71 is as good as it gets: as a singer, as a bandleader (midshow she calls an audible and the brass section just gives up playing & accepts they are just happy to have best seats in the house), as a piano player—-so underrated!—and the fact she has her ace band in tow too (#KingCurtis as MD & #BernardPurdie on drizzums)—-this is her most magical effortless skillful scientific talents on display. Long Live #QueenAretha.
Descance en paz, Aretha…