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Aretha Franklin tributes: Clive Davis, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Diana Ross remember the Queen of Soul

on August 16, 2018, 12:21pm

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin died Thursday at the age of 76. As news of her passing spread, numerous musicians, both her contemporaries as well as younger talents who were directly inspired by her, took to social media to pay tribute. Among them: Clive Davis, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Brian Wilson, Diana Ross, Betty LaVette, and Carole King.

Christina Aguilera, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Legend, Chance the Rapper, Missy Elliott, Ariana Grande, Questlove, Common, Nas, Cat Power also honored the singing legend. So too did director former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, Ava DuVernay and writer Lena Waithe.

Find the various remembrances below; we’ll update this post as more tributes are shared.