Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman offer condolences to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin
From singers to actors to leaders, Hollywood celebrities from all segments condoled the demise of the legendary singer Aretha Franklin, who died at 76 after battling serious health conditions.
A slew of Hollywood celebrities paid tributes to the 'Queen of Soul' and mourned her death. Here's what celebrities wrote on social media.
Elton John posted:
The loss of @ArethaFranklin is a blow for everybody who loves real music: Music from the heart, the soul and the Church. Her voice was unique, her piano playing underrated – she was one of my favourite pianists. pic.twitter.com/ug5oZYywAz
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) August 16, 2018
Franklin's final public performance was last November, when she sang at an Elton John AIDS Foundation gala in New York. Recalling her last performance, John said: "I was fortunate enough to spend time with her and witness her last performance. She was obviously unwell, and I wasn't sure she could perform. But Aretha did and she raised the roof. She sang and played magnificently, and we all wept." Lady Gaga said,
What beautiful music and vocal artistry you gave to the world. You are a legend and your soul will never be forgotten. Rest in peace angel of music. #ArethaFranklin pic.twitter.com/ab8fmIhp4o — Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 16, 2018
Ellen DeGeneres said she loved Aretha Franklin's music her entire life.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 16, 2018
Actor Hugh Jackman said:
One of the highlights of my career was singing with #ArethaFranklin at The Tony Awards. It was an out of body experience for me. One of greatest singers of all time. You will be missed by all. https://t.co/L8dIIhyR9Y — Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) August 16, 2018
Oprah Winfrey wrote,
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) August 16, 2018
Updated Date: Aug 17, 2018 13:56 PM