Aretha Franklin's granddaughter remembers her in a touching post

Calvin Saunders
August 19, 2018

"You prepare yourself intellectually for the reality".

"Thank you for your compassion and prayers". Grande also talked about how she met her fiancée Pete Davidson about two or three years ago on "Saturday Night Live".

She did just about everything she every wanted on the stage and in the studio.

"We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin's family and friends", a Fox News spokesperson said. "She was very, very graceful".

"She wasn't able to speak back, but her family felt that she could hear me, and so I just said all the things that I've always said and told her to say hello to my sister", Wonder said.

Franklin - an 18-time Grammy victor with a clear, rich voice able to span musical genres - influenced generations of singers with unforgettable hits including "Respect" (1967), "Natural Woman" (1968) and "I Say a Little Prayer" (1968). "She is an inspiration for the world of music fans and musicians like me, who at times have to put on her records or watch her videos to remind myself how it's done".

Among the tributes paid was one by US President Donald Trump, who not only tweeted his condolences yet also gave a word of praise ahead of a cabinet meeting, however it didn't exactly go down too well.

Foster Siggers said Franklin was "magnificent on screen" but "really low-key" in her personal life.

Aretha Franklin and Hugh Jackman on stage at the 2005 Tony Awards, Radio City Music Hall in NY. "Some of my greatest songs were inspired by hers that I loved".

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"For such a person who commanded kings and queens", Foster Siggers said, "we were at her house".

"When Hurricane Katrina happened, there were families that came to MI". And she then received a CD from Franklin a few months later.

"I was like, 'Oh my God, I'd be honored to listen", Grande recalls.

"So she was an activist", he said.

Franklin won 18 Grammy Awards and was nominated a further 26 times during her extraordinary career. "She was generous to everybody, everybody".

After shedding a tear while singing, she chatted with host Jimmy Fallon about the many ways in which Franklin influenced her. Gaddis reflected on the lessons others can take away from her close friend's life. "You should be direct".

"When you have failures, look at them for what they are, get the lesson from that experience and keep moving".

"I think one of the greatest lessons she taught women is that royalty does not weep in the streets", explained Gaddis.

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