Fox News apologizes for using Patti LaBelle’s photo in Aretha Franklin tribute

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Franklin's career had its roots with her father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin, who first urged her to sing at his church, the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit.

On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert recalled the 2005 Kennedy Center Honors where Aretha Franklin sang "Natural Woman" for honoree Carole King, who co-wrote the song. People everywhere celebrated the Queen of Soul and paid tribute to her in their own ways, but the Detroit Tigers found a ideal one. She was a musical pioneer whose voice defines an era, amplifies a sound and reflects the range of who we are as black people.

And in California similar tributes quickly amassed on Franklin's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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According to the post, Franklin called the singer's mother and asked to speak with Ashanti about "germs". It was a cover of an Otis Redding single previously released in 1965, but Franklin's delivery transformed it - from a desperate man pleading with his partner to a confident woman demanding equal footing in her relationship. When Franklin threw off her fur coat toward the end and raised her arms, the crowd erupted. Though her influence was felt throughout music, a critical part of her legacy lies in gospel, where she got her start.

Michael Eric Dyson (left) and Aretha Franklin at Franklin's birthday dinner in March 2011 in New York City. "The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds", the family's statement read.

A particularly prized outfit, she said, was a gold coat in which she would take her final bow and indulge her audience with an encore.

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"I had written "Freeway of Love" for myself", Walden told Billboard in 2003. "She worked for me on numerous occasions", Trump said to the press Thursday. Her family said her death was due to an advanced pancreatic cancer.

And then there was Fox News, which used a photo of Philadelphia-native singer Patti LaBelle in its eulogy.

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