Aretha Franklin Tribute: Ariana Grande Performs 'Natural Woman' on Fallon

Aretha Franklin Tribute: Ariana Grande Performs 'Natural Woman' on Fallon

Nostalgic network getTV re-airs a December 1967 episode of The Kraft Music Hall that marked one of Aretha Franklin's earliest TV appearances (pictured left). "100 percent. I'm literally marrying him, '" she said "And we weren't even friends [at that time]".

"I want to begin today by expressing my condolences to the family of a person I knew well".

Her funeral will be held at Greater Grace Temple, a spokeswoman for the church confirmed to AFP, with the date and final arrangements still being worked out.

Aretha Franklin's death certificate has confirmed her cause of death.

Social media has been flooded with heartwarming tributes in memory of the ultimate Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin who passed away on Thursday at age 76 following her battle with pancreatic cancer. "My sympathy, love and prayers go out to her family, loved ones and fans around the globe".

"I find it disturbing and sad, and a reflection of his endless narcissism", said David Ritz, who spent years with Franklin seeking to understand the guarded performer for his 2014 biography, "Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin".

Franklin "hated" the rise of Trump. She also knew how to tell a good joke.

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- There is preliminary information about the visitation and funeral for The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.

"The greatest lesson is that God gives each of us a phenomenal gift, and sometimes because we may have our eyes set on something else, we don't maximize on that".

On Twitter, Grande posted a photo of herself with Franklin.

"She told us to be spicy", Colon said.

Siggers married June Foster, who reflected on how being close to the Queen of Soul allowed the family to meet the rich and famous. She also revealed that she was donating her famous 2009 inauguration hat to the Obama Presidential Library, "That hat took on a life of its own". And she then received a CD from Franklin a few months later. "Moments later, Grande opened the show with a rendition of "(You Make Me Feel) A Natural Woman" alongside The Roots. "It's an honor to have met her".

Siggers and his wife remembered Franklin's affinity for Chicago, the birthplace of gospel and a cradle of blues, jazz and soul music.