Love and respect has been rolling in for the late Aretha Franklin (read our official tribute here).
Her publicist confirmed that she passed away at her home, with reports stating the cause of death was pancreatic cancer.
DJs, musicians and record labels, from Nile Rodgers and Ninja Tune to Paul McCartney and The Black Madonna have all paid tribute on Twitter.
Read them below.
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She will never grow old. https://t.co/mfjaKfgrID— THE BLACK MADONNA (@blackmadonnachi) 16 August 2018
RIP Aretha Franklin— Plastician (@Plastician) 16 August 2018
My personal favourite Aretha track:https://t.co/tb8qxRTxhW
RIP Aretha Franklin— Ninja Tune (@ninjatune) 16 August 2018
Trailblazer, Legend and undisputed Queen of Soul. pic.twitter.com/IfXQl7c3MM
Aretha Franklin will forever be the ultimate songstress. No one will ever get close. She was SOUL!— Simon Dunmore (@SimonDunmore) 16 August 2018
We have lost a Goddess and we should celebrate her contribution to our lives. I know she enriched mine!https://t.co/4wtgTvrL3H
The moment I wake up, before I put on my make up, I say a little prayer for you— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) 16 August 2018
Let’s all take a moment to give thanks for the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, who inspired us all for many many years. She will be missed but the memory of her greatness as a musician and a fine human being will live with us forever. Love Paul pic.twitter.com/jW4Gpwfdts— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) 16 August 2018
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