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Statement from President Clinton and Secretary Clinton on the Passing of Aretha Franklin

Thursday
Aug 16
2018
New York, NY
Statement

Hillary and I mourn the loss of our friend Aretha Franklin, one of America’s greatest national treasures. For more than 50 years, she stirred our souls. She was elegant, graceful, and utterly uncompromising in her artistry. Aretha’s first music school was the church and her performances were powered by what she learned there. I’ll always be grateful for her kindness and support, including her performances at both my inaugural celebrations, and for the chance to be there for what sadly turned out to be her final performance last November at a benefit supporting the fight against HIV/AIDS. She will forever be the Queen of Soul and so much more to all who knew her personally and through her music. Our hearts go out to her family and her countless fans.

2 Responses

  1. As a native Detroiter, I feel confident in saying the Queen of Soul will live FOREVER. She provided the soundtrack for my youth.

    Btw, Trump is lying. Again. Ms. Franklin, no doubt, signed a contract with his casino which made her an independent contractor. She did not work for him. And, knowing Trump’s labor history, he probably stiffed her.

    May the angels seranade her into heaven with Gospel music!

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