Aretha Franklin's death certificate confirms cause of death

On Friday, fans continued to pay their respects, leaving mementos outside her father's New Bethel Baptist Church and queuing outside the Motown Museum, which will play her music on loudspeakers through the weekend and is hosting a book of condolence.

"Joined by The Roots, the pop superstar opened Thursday's show with a cover of "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman".

Mouly also directs readers" attention to three essays: "Aretha Franklin's Astonishing "Dr. Feelgood, '" by Emily Lord, "Aretha Franklin Is As Immortal As Can Be", by Amanda Petrusich, and "Aretha Franklin: A Legacy in Music", by New Yorker Editor-in-Chief David Remnick. Some, like Shirley Brown, Loleatta Holloway, Thelma Houston and Al Green, enjoyed popular success.

Aretha Franklin will be laid to rest upon the conclusion of a four-day celebration later this month. Her body lied in repose at the museum, followed by her funeral at Greater Grace Temple.

Listening to Aretha reminds us of a time of optimism and freedom, as well as struggle. RIP.

She said "R.E.S.P.E.C.T." also touched her as a powerful song that she believes gave women and people of color a sense of pride and energy.

"Her great allegiance was to the Democratic Party", Ritz said. "I was like, 'Franklin?'" Prior to the show, Grande also posted a photo of her and Franklin on Instagram. Wearing a glittery black blazer and long ponytail, Ariana showcased her powerful pipes while belting out Franklin's 1967 classic.

The Detroit News later reported that she was in hospice care, as artistes from across the musical spectrum offered well wishes to the singer who lived in Detroit - the Motor City, home of Motown - most of her life.

In a heartfelt tribute from the Obamas, the former president and his wife Michelle praised Franklin's "unmatched musicianship", which they said "helped define the American experience". "The world is poorer for her not being here", he said.

Trump addressed the "I Say a Little Prayer" singer's passing during a cabinet meeting on August 16, 2018, calling Franklin someone who "worked for" him.

On the other hand, Donald Trump could not resist opening his remarks on the singer's death with a little self-promotion. She reportedly left the stage in tears following the performance.

Freed-Moreland spent six years touring with Franklin as a backup dancer and choreographer in the early 2000s.

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