Legendary soul artist Aretha Franklin has died today at 76, surrounded by friends and family. Though she’s not an EDM artist, Franklin has inspired generations of musicians and her memory and influence can be felt throughout many tracks even in the dance music genre.
According to her publicist, Franklin died from advanced pancreatic cancer. She died in her home in Detroit.
rip aretha franklin the queen of soul
— shawn wasabi (@shawnwasabi) August 16, 2018
i found out about Aretha Franklin's music through some of my favorite producers sampling her for classic rap beats. here's my flip of "One Step Ahead" for my take on the classic "Ms. Fat Booty" beat. #RipArethaFranklin https://t.co/IdiBJcNcge
— HTML PAPI (@yehme2) August 16, 2018
there will never be another #QueenofSoul. known not just for her unbelievable voice, #Aretha was an unparalleled activist, using her celebrity to draw attention to many causes in the Black community & beyond. pic.twitter.com/5Ru5XI5L7g
— #BlackLivesMatter ✊️ (@tommiesunshine) August 16, 2018
rip aretha 😢
— RIOT TEN (@RiotTenMusic) August 16, 2018
— Chocolate Puma (@ChocolatePuma) August 16, 2018
so sad to hear about aretha. if you haven’t seen the doc “Muscle Shoals”, watch it as it’s one of the best music docs ever made.
— Kill Paris (@killparis) August 16, 2018
R.I.P Aretha Franklin
— Pegboard Nerds (@PegboardNerds) August 16, 2018
RIP Aretha… what a legend. Always loved her scene in Blues Brothers https://t.co/20VD3jyDLv
— Worthy (@w_o_r_t_h_y) August 16, 2018
RIP Aretha Franklin
Your music has touched many and will continue to
— HFN Out Now! | louisthechild (@LouisTheChild) August 16, 2018
Fuck off has Aretha Franklin died….. 😣
There’s so many that hold special memories but this one is special to me https://t.co/EpP4RfkwKI
— Oliver Jones (@I_Skream) August 16, 2018
RIP Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul.
— Denis (@Gramatik) August 16, 2018
Wow RIP Aretha Franklin. We lost an absolute goddess today.
— KENNEDY JONES (@KennedyJonesTHO) August 16, 2018