BY Alice Otchere Johnson, 1:30pm August 17, 2018,

Artists pay tribute to Aretha Franklin with heartwarming art pieces

Aretha Franklin

Soul music legend Aretha Franklin died on Thursday at her home in Detroit after a lengthy illness. Her publicist told The Associated Press in a statement that she succumbed to her battle with pancreatic cancer surrounded by her family and friends. Her health has been on a decline since at least 2011 but the singer has been notoriously private about her personal affairs.

As expected, there has been an outpour of tributes from friends, family and fans of the late Queen of Soul and artists have not been left out of the fray as they exhibit stunning works of art in honour of the queen of soul. Below are some that caught our attention.

Popular actor Jim Carrey, who in recent times has been expressing his political opinions through his paintings also tweeted a painting he made of the late Aretha on his twitter page.

Franklin was expected to perform at two concerts in April and March this year which were later cancelled. The last time she appeared in public was at the Elton John AIDS Foundation party in New York last November and her last performance was in Philadelphia in August 2017.

Indeed, Aretha Franklin is a force to reckoned with. Her life must be documented and possibly filmed for proper preservation. The legend will live on years after her lifetime.

Enjoy more lovely artworks of the Queen of Soul:

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: August 17, 2018


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