Aside from her voice, her enormous personality and presence in music is irreplaceable. The simple message was, music, the simple human voice without adornment has the power to shatter boundaries and build a world of ideas. Please listen to one of her records, and start with the track #sparkle from #sparkle which is just over the top paradise. #aretha in #heaven
The albums... the years of music. Breathtaking. The scope of styles and beats. #Aretha
If there was anything on the earth that made me believe in a spirit, a gift, art, music, communication, a higher power, it was Aretha. Just feel blessed to have had her living in my lifetime. Was able to be saved over and over and over by the power and prayer of her every musical moment... plus a reason to feel proud to be from Detroit. #goodbye
#moment after moment, outfit after outfit #Aretha
All day will be listening to #Aretha just in my head. Her voice is fixed in my deepest imagination. And then you hear her recordings and still her spirit moves beyond it. What a loss not ready to happen
Ugg... one of those days you expect but aren’t ready for. Goodbye #rere
Butching it up a sec #haircut
Just really sad to hear Aretha is in hospice care. Not ready to lose yet another one of a kind, irreplaceable personality and talent.