Fox News makes error in Aretha Franklin tribute video

Elton John Posts Heartfelt Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Elton John Posts Heartfelt Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Initially living in and out of cheap hotels and leaving her young kids back home in her native Detroit, the young singer cut her teeth at local jazz venues like the Village Vanguard and Village Gate. Her family confirmed, after many years of battling health issues, that she had advanced pancreatic cancer.

"We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin's family and friends", said Jessica Santostefano, Vice President, Media Desk, Fox News, in a statement.

The music world has had a few days to brace for the loss of arguably the greatest singer of all time, Aretha Franklin. Her records sold millions of copies and the music industry couldn't honor her enough.

Last year, the multiple Grammy award victor announced her plans to retire.

Her Baptist minister father was the organiser behind the 1963 Detroit Walk to Freedom - the largest-ever demonstration for civil rights in the U.S. until the March on Washington later that year, when the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr made his "I have a dream" speech.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) said her music would inspire people for generations.

Carpenter said Franklin, a lifelong Baptist whose mother and sisters were gospel singers, continued to represent her church roots on stage and on some of her secular albums for decades after that, and influenced artists in genres stretching from R&B to country.

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"She will be missed but the memory of her greatness as a musician and a fine human being will live with us forever", he tweeted.

"Salute to the Queen".

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, who appeared with Franklin in her cover of Rolling Stones classic Jumping Jack Flash, posted a simple tribute. I was fortunate enough to spend time with her and witness her last performance - a benefit for the Elton John Aids Foundation at St John The Divine Cathedral.

'She was obviously unwell, and I wasn't sure she could perform.

'My condolences to all her family and friends.

She sang at the inaugurations of presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

The Queen of Soul remained a prominent face - and voice - for African American civil rights throughout her life.

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