By Isabel Jones
Updated Aug 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Long reigning Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin passed away at her Detroit home on Thursday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

Celebrities from all corners of the entertainment industry flocked to social media to share their words for the late “Respect” singer — though with a career spanning 7 decades and 18 Grammy wins, there’s a lot more to say about the legend than can fit into 180 characters.

Scroll down below to read tributes from Aretha’s famous colleagues, friends, and fans.

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Barbra Streisand

Paul McCartney

Ringo Starr

John Legend

Kate Hudson

Ryan Seacrest

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Naomi Campbell

Diana Ross

Elton John

Gucci Mane

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Ricky Martin

Andy Cohen

Hugh Jackman


Nina Garcia

Leslie Jones

Ivanka Trump

Quincy Jones

Ellen DeGeneres

Kelly Clarkson

Lisa Marie Presley

Tony Bennett

Barack Obama

Michelle Obama

Barack and Michelle Obama

Tyra Banks

Donald Trump

Whoopi Goldberg

Hillary Clinton