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Franklin's rep confirmed to AP News that the performer died at her home in Detroit on Thursday, August 16.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: Trueman
She was truly f****** awesome!! I had a bunch of her albums on vinyl as a teen and loved her style. That line of hers, "Don't you blaspheme! Don't you blaspheme in here," has been in my vocabulary for probably 30 years. It's funny, me and a mate used to dance to this film and could quote almost every word. He died just a few weeks ago and it reminds me of good times. We loved our heavy metal and we loved some Aretha Franklin.
I reckon everyone with a pair of ears will have a memory of Franklin at her best. I've nothing but great memories and great times with her as a soundtrack. Top lady.
originally posted by: horseplay
I heard the news on xm radio this morning, sad day.
Aretha came to Cincinnati 2 summers ago and I wanted to go soooo badly. I asked everyone but all my stick in the mud married friends didn't want to go. Now I regret I didn't just go alone.
RIP Aretha, forever a legend !