Fox News Uses Photo of Patti LaBelle in Aretha Franklin Tribute

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"She was terrific - Aretha Franklin - on her passing", Trump said during a cabinet meeting Thursday, according to the New York Post.

Don Lemon fought back tears as he paid an emotional tribute to Aretha Franklin Thursday night.

She says she wants people to "remember her legacy, remember how much she was committed to her fans and to the love of her work".

"We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin's family and friends", Jessica Santostefano, Fox News' vice president, media desk, said in a statement to HuffPost.

A "source" told The Daily Beast that Franklin said "no amount of money" would persuade her to perform for him at the inauguration.

Franklin's death was confirmed by her long-time publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, on behalf of her family, who said she died "surrounded by family and loved ones".

It was at a Knightdale dance recital in 2015 when Johanna Colon heard the Queen of Soul and stole the show.

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She did just about everything she every wanted on the stage and in the studio. Franklin is forever linked to the city through her show-stopping scene in the classic Chicago musical comedy "The Blues Brothers".

"'Respect' was a mantra for the Civil Rights Movement". Instead of a man asking for his "propers" when he got home, here a woman was asking for - no, requiring - that same respect, from her man and in a broader sense, from society. Her voice rang out at historical political milestones - at the 1968 Democratic party convention in Chicago that shortly followed the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr and Robert F Kennedy, and at the inauguration of the first African American president Barack Obama in 2009.

"I remember hearing her singing at the Reverend Franklin's church when I was little - maybe I was 4 or 5 years old - because my mother would always listen to the church services on Sunday".

She continued: "She was a BLACK WOMAN".

Among these named space rocks are Asteroid Malala, named after Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize victor Malala Yousafzai, Asteroid Harriet, named after American slave trade abolitionist Harriet Tubman and Asteroid Rosa, named after civil rights activist Rosa Parks. "Women just seemed to take to it like that, and it became a mantra", she said.

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