Fans Rally Around Aretha Franklin

He joined a chorus of other famous voices including Mariah Carey, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Chance the Rapper who offered well-wishes and prayers for the the 76-year-old singer.
Her popularity has spanned generations and some fans shared personal stories of having met the icon.
“I met Aretha Franklin when I was 9, my grandfather’s gf was her close friend,” one person tweeted. “They took me to a concert and remember watching her backstage with her fur and diamonds commanding the room like a boss. I just knew I wanted to be like that!”


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