RIP Aretha Franklin: Maina Kageni leads heartfelt tributes to the ‘Queen of Soul’

The world is reacting in shock tot he sad news of the death of Aretha Franklin.

Kenyan celebrities have written tributes, and Classic 105’s Maina Kageni is among them.

The long-reigning Queen of Soul died on Thursday at the age of 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer.

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Maina Kageni wrote thanking her for her music;

Bien-Aime Baraza of Sauti Sol also wrote calling her ‘One of the best vocalists of all time.’

Tanzanian music artiste Vanessa Mdee also paid tribute.

Thankyou Queen 👑 Rest Easy 👼 #ArethaFranklin #GOAT

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In addition Sheila Mwanyigha did too.

Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin dies at the age of 76

Likewise, some of the international tributes included;

Mariah Carey, who performed with Franklin on many occasions shared several tweets in which she described Franklin as “my inspiration, my mentor and my friend”.

Also, Elton John called her death ‘a blow for everybody who loves real music: Music from the heart, the soul and the Church.’

Aretha Franklin’s incredible rendition of Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’

Similarly, fans flocked to the Soul icon’s star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame to pay their tribute adorning Aretha’s star with a crown and beautiful flower bouquets.



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