Tag: Aretha Franklin
The 16 page document appear to distribute assets including real estate, jewellery, furs, stereo equipment and music royalties to her family members.
"Respect," the Aretha Franklin biopic with Jennifer Hudson as the iconic singer, will be helmed by Tony-nominated theater director, Liesl Tommy.
From soul diva Aretha Franklin to astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and former UN chief Kofi Annan, here are some of the notable figures who passed away in 2018.
The 520 square metre brick home adjacent to the Detroit Golf Club fetched US$300,000 in a sale last month.
Through lawyers, word got out that the Queen of Soul herself was trying to prevent the film from being shown.
The two-story home, which features a marble-floored kitchen and a sauna, is located in a gated community in Bloomfield Township.
Billed as a "tribute to the Queen of Soul," ''THINK" opens to the public Tuesday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and runs until Jan. 21.
The backlash of the controversial eulogy was immediate, given Franklin's role as a mother and a pillar for women's rights.
Julien's Auctions said the outfits would go on sale along with items from other musical icons.
The Queen of Soul's family say the reverent used the 'platform to push his negative agenda'.
Though she lived to 76 and was terminally ill with pancreatic cancer, the Queen of Soul died without a will.
Bishop Charles H. Ellis III led Franklin's funeral and awkwardly greeted Grande on stage after she performed.
Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. delivered the eulogy for Franklin and used his time at the podium to raise social issues he said were critical to the black community.
The US music icon, beloved by millions around the world, died of cancer on August 16, closing the curtain on a glittering six-decade career that made her one of America's most celebrated artists.
The "Queen of Soul" died on August 16 following an extraordinary six-decade career that made her one of America's most celebrated artists.
Fast-rising rapper Cardi B and pop star Shawn Mendes opened the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday with the night expected to be dominated by emotional tributes to "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin.
From singing for free to raise money for the cause, to uplifting activists with her phenomenal voice and upbeat anthems, Aretha Franklin was indelibly linked to the US civil rights movement.
Outside the pale brick church, mourners have left helium balloons, bouquets of flowers, teddy bears and hand-written tributes.
Her signature song, "Respect" -- recorded as a feminist anthem -- became a rallying cry as African Americans rose up nationwide in the 1960s to fight peacefully for racial equality.
Franklin died at her home in Detroit on Thursday at the age of 76, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
After a long battle with pancreatic cancer, Franklin passed away Thursday morning surrounded by her family and loved ones at her Detroit home.
It may be the most rousing feminist anthem ever, but "Respect" -- the song that made Aretha Franklin the "Queen of Soul" -- was actually written about a man demanding a break from his wife.
Franklin, who won 18 Grammys and had some 25 gold records, died at her home in Detroit.
Few details have emerged about the singer's condition or illness, but she is said to be in hospice care, surrounded by family and friends.
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