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Wonder said he and Franklin were talking about collaborating as recently as two months ago. "Sorry. But if I were?" The legendary singer's oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute, said that her official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. "It's an honor to have met her and we're gonna celebrate her". "I enjoyed her at the White House [for the Women in Soul event]". "She was consistently a great human being..." "It was very intimidating", he says, "because she had such presence on the bandstand". "She sang about respect, she sang about freedom, she told us to think - all these things we think of as being American, she kind of personified". She also performed at pre-inauguration concerts for Democratic party presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. She was also a master of the art of shade. Absolutely heartbroken she's gone, what a woman. "She said that she wanted to be known as a good mother, but she was a good mother to not only just her four sons, but to so many people around the world, like me". Ariana Grande was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, and she chose to honor Franklin by joining The Roots for a cover of the latter song. She was a civil rights and feminist icon, and she changed American popular vocal style.

When Farley rattled off the Reputation singer's name, Franklin's response was just, "Great gowns, attractive gowns". "It's just sad that he has to go there, and attach her to himself". They have all been involved in her career, and an insider says that they will fight to keep their mom's money in the family. The song announced: "We're comin' out of the kitchen, "cause there's somethin' we forgot to say to you". She brought the improvisational emotion and chord changes of the black church into the pop mainstream, but to do so, she called on many more aspects of America's fantastically varied social and musical culture.

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