The day after Aretha Franklin died in her home in Detroit, newspapers across the United States and abroad paid tribute to the Queen of Soul, whose music helped shape American culture.

Franklin, 76, died Thursday after a battle with pancreatic cancer — and is now remembered for the legacy she left behind. On Friday, her picture adorned front pages with headlines such as “Respect to the queen of soul.”

The Detroit Free Press — her hometown newspaper — bid “Farewell to our Queen.”


Read more:

Aretha Franklin, music’s ‘Queen of Soul,’ dies at 76

The ‘King of Rock and Roll’ and the ‘Queen of Soul’ died on same day — four decades apart

The night Aretha Franklin brought the nation’s first black president to tears

How Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ became an anthem for civil rights and feminism

Aretha Franklin’s voice was the sound of an America we’re still trying to become