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Aretha Franklin Dead at 76: Social Media Reactions

Considering the influence of Aretha Franklin, it should come as no surprise that many took to social media upon the news of her passing to pay tribute to “The Queen of Soul.”

Here are some notable tributes found across social media.

Ava DuVernay on Twitter

Looking out on the morning rain I used to feel so uninspired And when I knew I had to face another day Lord, it made me feel so tired Before the day I met you Life was so unkind But you're the key to My peace of mind." Her voice/swagger was peerless.

John Legend on Twitter

Salute to the Queen. The greatest vocalist I've ever known. ???????????????????????????????????????? #Aretha

Andy Cohen on Twitter

There will never be another Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin is the embodiment of a soul blessed with a special gift. Grateful we have decades of recordings that will live on. Long Live The Queen. #RIPAretha

Valerie Jarrett on Twitter

Aretha Franklin was an incredible gift to the world. Her magical music and spirit will stay with us always, as well as with generations to come.

Liam Gallagher on Twitter

RIP Aretha Franklin what a voice x

Andy Warhol Museum on Twitter

We're saddened to hear of @ArethaFranklin's passing. Andy Warhol, "Aretha Franklin", ca. 1986, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. #ArethaFranklin #AndyWarhol #warhol #art

Sherrilyn Ifill on Twitter

Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul. A definer of our spirit as a people. I am truly beyond words.

The Root on Twitter

We will always R-E-S-P-E-C-T the Queen of Soul! Rest In Peace Aretha Franklin. We will all say a little prayer for your family: https://t.co/HgrFJDbQFj

Tim Cook on Twitter

We mourn the passing of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul. Her voice will keep lifting us, through the music she gave the world. Our thoughts are with her family, her loved ones and fans everywhere. Take her hand, precious Lord, and lead her home. ????

Detroit Lions on Twitter

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Aretha Franklin. Aretha was a groundbreaker and an icon whose legacy will live on forever.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.