The music world mourns the death of Aretha Franklin

“Salute to the Queen.”
“Salute to the Queen.”
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Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin, known widely as the Queen of Soul, died at the age of 76 in her Detroit home today, according to her publicist.

Within minutes of Franklin’s death, #QueenOfSoul began trending on Twitter, and condolences from friends and fans—as well as tributes from some of the biggest names in music, politics, and film—rolled in online.

Some of the most poignant comments were from her fellow musicians, of every genre, who told of being inspired by her voice, personality, and talent: