Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Aretha Franklin.— Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 16, 2018
Aretha was a groundbreaker and an icon whose legacy will live on forever. pic.twitter.com/dmYrfpDOjC
Constantly in demand to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Franklin also performed at Super Bowl XL in 2006, the 2004 Pistons’ NBA Finals and the 2001 Tigers’ AL Championship series, but a personal favorite will always be her 2007 “America the Beautiful” rendition at Ford Field for WrestleMania 23 in Detroit.
Her death was universally mourned by sports players and fans alike. May the Queen of Soul rest in peace.
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