On Thursday morning, legendary performer Aretha Franklin passed away. Franklin, a beloved soul singer known as the “Queen of Soul”, passed away after battling pancreatic cancer.
Franklin’s music was loved by millions and her presence forever felt by those all around the world. Following the death of the legendary musician, many across the sports world paid their respects to one of the world’s best singers.
Here is how the sporting world reacted to the passing of the “Queen of Soul”.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Aretha Franklin.
Aretha was a groundbreaker and an icon whose legacy will live on forever. pic.twitter.com/dmYrfpDOjC
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin's "Respect" is playing in the Seahawks' main meeting room, audible next door here in the press room.
— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) August 16, 2018
One of Detroit's finest.
— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) August 16, 2018
— Chris Paul (@CP3) August 16, 2018
— NBA TV (@NBATV) August 16, 2018
— Isiah Thomas (@IsiahThomas) August 16, 2018
Aretha’s voice is a major part of the American soundscape. It’s part of our memories when we smiled and rocked to her beat. RIP Aretha!https://t.co/8SUzzOYAUW
— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) August 16, 2018
RIP Queen of Soul. pic.twitter.com/87j06SLzic
— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) August 16, 2018