She ‘Helped Define the American Experience.’ Barack and Michelle Obama Mourn Aretha Franklin — TIME

Aretha Franklin’s death on Thursday shook the world and her legions of fan, including former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, who mourned the passing of the great Queen of Soul. The Obamas were noted admirers of Franklin; the music legend sang the national anthem at Barack’s first presidential inauguration in 2009…

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