Nothing came between how she felt and what she could express, between what she expressed and how we responded. Aretha Franklin died overnight, aged 76.
Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are among those who've paid tribute to Franklin, who's died, aged 76, from pancreatic cancer.
A professional singer by her late teens, a superstar by her mid-20s, Franklin had long ago settled any arguments over who was the greatest popular vocalist of her time.
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