The entertainment industry is currently mourning the death of Aretha Franklin.

Considered one of the greatest singers of all time, the Queen of Soul has passed away at the age of 76. In tribute to the music icon, many celebrities have taken to social media to pay tribute by sharing a personal story of their encounter with Franklin.

Source: NBC

In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds,” reads the statement from Franklin’s family.

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The family added, “We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers. We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”

There’s no doubt that the legendary singer has made a huge impact with her influence over the years. It’s touching to read the outpouring of memories and appreciations from musical peers and those she impacted.

1. Justin Timberlake

2. John Legend

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3. Barbra Streisand

4. Elton John

5. Tony Bennett

6. Faith Hill

7. Oprah Winfrey

8. Celine Dion

9. Chaka Khan

10. Mariah Carey

11. Hugh Jackman

12. Kate Hudson

13. Ryan Seacrest 

14. Barrack Obama

15. Michelle Obama

Rest In Peace Ms Franklin, your legacy and music will live on and continue to inspire future generations.

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