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Artists React to the Passing of Aretha Franklin

August 16, 2018

This morning, news broke that Aretha Franklin had passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.

Although Franklin was born in Memphis, she became a Motown icon at a young age, and maintained her roots in Detroit throughout her entire life. 

The powerhouse singer affected everyone who enjoyed her music, including fellow artists, who have been paying tribute to Franklin since it was revealed earlier this week that her health had been worsening.

Here are just a few of the musicians who have paid "Respect" to the Queen of Soul: