A few days ago the World lost one of its best soul artistes after Aretha Franklin known to many as the Queen of Soul passed away.
The Queen of Soul, who became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame died on Thursday at the age of 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer.
Her death was confirmed by her publicist who stated that Aretha passed away at her home in Detroit.
In a statement from her it read;
‘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,’
‘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.’
Before her death Franklin had battled a number of undisclosed health issues in the past years.
Having one of the greatest voices in music history, and for hits like ‘Respect’ and ‘You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman’;
Her records sold millions of copies around the world and won 18 Grammy awards.Like the great queen she is plans are underway on how to give her a colorful send off to bequeath her status.
Among the many plans that are in place is selecting the people who will sing during Aretha’s tribute and one twitter user ‘Awesomely Luvvie’ is not impressed.
Word is that among those chosen to sing at Aretha’s tribute is Tevin Campbell who Awesomely Luvvie feels does not deserve it ,
she went to her twitter handle to engage her fans on who should and should not be on the list of those sing during the tribute ,see the thread below