Aretha Franklin passed away on August 16th, but her memory and her music will live on forever.
Reports are that a celebration of the singer’s life will take place over multiple days in Detroit, and that her body will likely lie in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History. There are also plans for an All-Star Tribute Concert that were put in motion earlier in the week.
After news broke of Aretha Franklin’s passing on Thursday, the tributes and memories began to flood social media. A heartfelt message from Barack Obama, an asteroid named for the singer by NASA, and memories of love were shared around the world. Here’s a brief sample.