Aretha Franklin, the iconic singer who earned the name The Queen of Soul, passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 76.
The preacher’s daughter left an indelible mark on music, starting in the 1960’s. Since then, she’s created a decades’ worth of hits in her catalog, including “Respect,” “Rock Steady,” “Chain of Fools,” “Day Dreaming” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”
Take a look at Franklin’s life in pictures.
Franklin dazzled during a performance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
The soul singer posed for a portrait in Los Angeles, showing off her bob.
The "Respect" singer is totally relishing in 70s vibes with her TWA paired with a purple bell-bottom sleeved look.
Franklin sang inside New York City's Madison Square Garden for a benefit concert honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
Franklin was looked red hot on The Andy Williams Show.
Franklin smiles as she cradles one of her 18 Grammy Awards at the 13th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City.
This undated portrait of Franklin shows off her beautiful brown eyes.
Another undated photo of Franklin shows that she knows how to pose.
This undated photo of Franklin proves she's a "natural woman."
Franklin dazzled onstage.
Franklin holds one of her 18 Grammys that she'd accumulate during her career that spanned decades.
Franklin looks heavenly in this photo from the mid-1960s.
Franklin shows her style versatility in this portrait.
Franklin clutches the Grammy that she won for best female R&B performance for the song "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
Franklin sports a peachy lip in this portrait from the 1960s.
Franklin showed off her modelesque figure in this portrait.
This photo of Franklin turned into the cover art for her record, "Let Me In You Life."
In this boat-neck top, Franklin shined.
Franklin truly looked like a queen in this feathered top.
Franklin bared her shoulders in this black-and-white portrait.
In this stunning photo of Franklin, she shows off a beaded top.
Franklin dances for the camera in this undated photo.