The former u.s. president Barack Obama paid tribute Thursday to the “divine” Aretha Franklin died Thursday at age 76, felt that it had helped “shape America”. “In his voice, we could read our Story in its entirety and in all its nuances : our power and our pain, our dark side and our light, our quest for redemption and the respect earned hardly,” said the former democratic president, at the investiture of which the legend of the soul had been sung.
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Aretha Franklin was able to snatch a few tears to Barak Obama in December 2015. The queen of soul was produced on the stage of the Kennedy Center Honors, a tribute to Carole King, who had written the song “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”. In the Face of the provision of the diva, the politician had not been able to contain his emotion.
Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our bread, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect. May the Queen of Soul rest in eternal peace. pic.twitter.com/bfASqKlLc5
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 16, 2018
His wife, Michelle Obama also had a thought for the family of the singer on Twitter. “Listen to Aretha Franklin sing at the White House and many other occasions was to stop the time. Barack Obama and I have a thought for the family of Aretha. She will be forever our Queen of Soul”, has written the former First lady of the United States.
Watching Aretha Franklin perform at the White House, and on so many other occasions, made time stand still. @BarackObama and I are holding Aretha”s family in our hearts right now. She will forever be our Queen of Soul. pic.twitter.com/NhHsbKijpl
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) August 16, 2018
The homage of Donald Trump and Clinton
After the announcement of the death of the performer of “Respect” on Thursday, tributes have poured in from around the world. “The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is dead. It was a tall woman, with a great gift of God, his voice. She will be missed!”, responded the american president Donald Trump on Twitter.
The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is dead. She was a great woman, with a wonderful gift from God, her voice. She will be missed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2018
It is also through this that his opponent during the u.s. presidential election 2016 Hillary Clinton has paid tribute to the singer, which she considered a “friend”. “I am in mourning today after the death of Aretha Franklin, who has shared his soul and his talent with the world. She deserves not only our RESPECT but also our eternal gratitude for having opened our eyes, our ears and our hearts. Is eternal peace, my friend.” Former president Bill Clinton, for whom the Queen of Soul sang at his inauguration in 1993, said, “grieve for the loss of (his) friend”, “one of the greatest treasures in the u.s. national”.
Mourning the loss today of @ArethaFranklin who shared her spirit and talent with the world. She deserves not only our RESPECT but also our lasting gratitude for opening our eyes, ears and hearts. Rest in eternal peace, my friend.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 16, 2018
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