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Tributes pour in for 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin

SOUL: Celebrities have been proclaiming their love for Aretha Franklin and their sadness at the news of her death

CELEBRITIES AND public figures from across the world of music, film, politics and have begun to pay tribute to the legendary American soul singer Aretha Franklin.

Here are some of the many messages being shared about Franklin, her voice and her impact on individuals and the music industry as a whole.

Diana Ross said: "I’m sitting in prayer for the wonderful golden spirit Aretha Franklin."

Lionel Richie said: “Her voice; her presence; her style. No one did it better. Truly the Queen of Soul. I will miss you!”

John Legend shared his thoughts on the soul singer’s passing on Twitter...

Annie Lennox was also among those from the music world who took to social media to express her feelings on the news. She wrote a lengthy tribute to the star on Instagram...

Former US attorney general Eric Holder was among the politicians who voiced his sadness at the news of Franklin's passing.

Hillary Clinton also published a tribute to Franklin, who she called her friend.

Scandal and Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes described working with Franklin as a gift in her post honouring the Think singer.

Orange is the New Black actress Danielle Brooks said she was grateful to have shared a smile with the star.

Somewhat unexpectedly NASA has joined others in paying homage to the soul star.

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