Yesterday, the world bid farewell to the ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin. The iconic singer died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.


Yet another light has gone out in the music world and celebrities have been paying tribute to the legend since her passing.


Everyone from Ariana Grande to Paul McCartney honoured the Natural Woman singer and thanked her for her beautiful voice, her power and for teaching the world about the importance of love and respect.





Many musicians thanked the icon for inspiring them including Adele.


The Someone Like You singer took to Instagram to honour the late Aretha Franklin.



She penned the most heartfelt message alongside a stunning black and white photo of Aretha performing on stage.


“I can’t remember a day of my life without Aretha Franklin’s voice and music filling up my heart with so much joy and sadness,” the Chasing Pavements songstress shared.



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She continued: “Absolutely heartbroken she’s gone, what a woman. Thank you for everything, the melodies and the movements.”


The death of the musical icon has been felt around the world, but it is Respect singer's family who will feel this loss the most.


The grief stricken family issued a devastating statement following the 76-year-old’s death.



“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,” they shared.

They thanked the public: “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.”