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Fox News makes error in Aretha Franklin tribute video

Fox News makes error in Aretha Franklin tribute video

"Thanks for gracing us with your presence for 76 years". She also had a seven-year relationship with her road manager, Ken Cunningham.

Aretha's health problems began in 2010.

In fact, she delivered an iconic performance of the "Star-Spangled Banner" in her hometown of Detroit before the Lions took on the Vikings on Thanksgiving Day in 2016. Monday night, to a crowd of more than 40,000 people in Detroit, Beyonce fittingly dedicated her concert with husband Jay Z to the icon. I adored her and worshipped her talent. But Aretha did and she raised the roof.

Correction: This story has been corrected to clearly identify that Aretha Franklin performed at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s memorial service. She signed on with Columbia Records and, in a few years, she would have her first Top Forty hit on American Radio.

"Aretha may have passed on to a better place, but the gift of her music remains to inspire us all", the couple wrote.




"My heart feels empty", said Sheila Black, 51, who grew up nearby in the city's Harlem neighborhood and recalled listening to Franklin's "Another Night Without You" to get over heartbreak.

1967's Respect became the anthem of the civil rights campaign and the feminist movement.

Franklin's last album, "A Brand New Me", released in 2017, remixed her vintage vocals with newly recorded arrangements. Stevie Wonder visited Franklin in her home this week while she was in hospice care. She was the first female artist to be admitted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and had 88 Billboard chart hits during the rock era, more than any other female vocalist.

She was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom - America's highest civilian honor - in 2005 by President George W. Bush. She would return to the nation's capitol in 2009 with a show-stopping rendition of "My Country Tis of Thee" for the inauguration of president Obama. "Michelle and I send our prayers and warmest sympathies to her family and all those moved by her song".

Known for hits like "Respect, ' 'Think" and 'Chain of Fools, ' she gave her final performance November 2017 at a NY gala in aid of the Elton John Aids Foundation.