"Initially you're saddened, but then when you think about her being a child of God, you know it's about eternal life not just life", said Smith. "While most of us know her for her classic songs like "Respect" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", there was more to the vocal powerhouse than met the eyes. "There were times that we were asked to go to the back of the restaurant - say - or we couldn't use the bathrooms".
Franklin, a 17-time Grammy Award-winner, was diagnosed with cancer in 2010, and delivered her last performance at the Elton John AIDS Foundation party in NY last November.
Franklin's music also helped serve as a springboard for a number of young guitarists who later became legends themselves. She, too, shared a picture she had taken with Franklin herself.
The music legend began her career as a child, singing gospel at a church in her home state of MI.
Following reports that Aretha Franklin had died, Fox News aired a lengthy tribute to the Queen of Soul, including numerous interviews and performances. "The Icon. The ultimate singers' singer", pop diva Mariah Carey tweeted.
Mendocino Complex Fire now second-largest in California history
The SAFD hopes its crew will help in the fight, adding to the more than 4,700 fire personnel who are now battling the Carr Fire . A hillside smolders after flames passed through during the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, Calif., on Sunday, August 5, 2018.
A year after signing with Columbia, Franklin entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart with the sing "Won't Be Long", which later peaked at No. 7.
McKinney - who first met Franklin when she was 17 - toured with the Queen of Soul as recently as 2016. Like so many others expressing their sadness today, I owe to her more joy and love of music itself than I'd ever be able to put into words.
Broadcaster and current WDET music host Jay Butler booked her for a show when both were in Tennessee.
Her biggest hit, "Respect", became an anthem of the civil rights and women's movements. From there, her career skyrocketed and she earned her title, "The Queen of Soul".
She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W Bush in 2005, when she was saluted for "capturing the hearts of millions of Americans". They wrote: 'For more than 50 years, she stirred our souls. "And sometimes she helped us just forget about everything else and dance".
"There's a saying that (goes) 'We stand on the shoulders of giants.' And Miss Franklin was one of them", said the San Antonio musician.
The Parker probe, which will venture the nearest ever to the Sun to study its atmosphere, will be launched on August 11th. The big launch is now less than 40 hours away, with the probe's first close approach to the sun slated for November.
Keeping with tradition, the Note 9 will also have a 512GB microSD card slot, so users can get over 1 TB of storage . What's new is its AI Scene Optimiser which works like Huawei's Master AI feature on the Mate 10 and P20 series.
In an article for The Sunday Telegraph Mr Johnson told British companies to stop doing business with Iran... The U.S. administration blames Iran for fomenting instability in the Middle East and encouraging terrorism.
But that has proved hard : European companies have quit Iran, arguing that they can not risk their US business. He doubled down on that sentiment Wednesday saying that before U.S. sanctions "nobody supported Iran".
These analysts have an average price target on the stock of $321.89, which implies almost 14% downside from current levels. If Musk's tweet was indeed not a joke, another problem is that it could have been illegal.
Instruments on board may also help to explain why the corona is hotter than the sun's surface by several orders of magnitude. Scientists have devised ways to ensure the automated and unmanned probe does not melt in the extreme heat and radiation.
The rift between the federal government and Saudi Arabia has prompted the country's state airline to suspend operations in Canada. When asked about the contract, Freeland said the government "looks forward" to hearing from Riyadh about the future of the deal.
A tropical storm watch means damaging winds , damaging surf and flooding rains are possible anytime within the next 48 hours. Meanwhile, Subtropical Storm Debby formed far out over the north Atlantic, but it was expected to be a short-lived storm.
The one business that saw a drop in revenue was also Disney's smallest segment, Consumer Products and Interactive Media. The studio entertainment division provided much of the uplift, with revenues growing 20% to US$2.9 billion.
Kevin De Bruyne suffers knee injury in training
De Bruyne only returned to training last Monday after helping Belgium to the semifinals of the World Cup in Russian Federation . A club statement said the full extent of the injury is not yet known, but the 27-year-old Belgium global was undergoing tests.
Klopp's Liverpool live up to title hype
The technical players make the difference and Jack is the special player that makes different things. Wijnaldum believes that will be key to challenging Manchester City for the title.
Samsung goes bigger than ever with Galaxy Note9
At its Samsung Unpacked event in New York City, the Korean electronics manufacturer unveiled the new smartphone everyone expected. The new Note phone is bigger, has more generous storage and touts improved camera performance in low light.