In the wake of the death Thursday of musical legend Aretha Franklin, celebrities from across the cultural spectrum took to Twitter to mourn her loss and pay tribute to the singer who former Pres. Barack Obama said, “helped define the American experience.

“In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect,” he tweeted.

Here are some of the tributes posted on Twitter.

From Paul McCartney:

Diana Ross:

Pres. Donald Trump:

Carole King:

Smokey Robinson:

Lin-Manuel Miranda:

Bob Seger:

Even the dictionary paid tribute to the legend:


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