The singer's family said the reverend used his platform to "push his negative agenda, which as a family, we do not agree with".
- by Christie D'Zurilla
Most women are able to relate to the experience of suffering through unwanted, sexualised touching.
- by Clementine Ford
The crowd yelled, clapped and danced as a Detroit church hosted an epic tribute to the Queen of Soul.
- by Nick Carey
5-inch patent leather Christian Louboutin pumps that match a tea-length ruby red dress made of lace, Aretha Franklin is as glamorous in death as she was in life.
- by Phoebe Wall Howard
While few of us will be blessed with the sublime talent and earning potential of Aretha Franklin, many of us will fall into similar money traps.
- by Catherine Robson
The finances of the intensely private singer will soon become very public in a Michigan court.
One Twitter user asked, "Does Madonna know Madonna didn't die?"
- by Amy Croffey
The passing of Aretha Franklin is another reminder of how music charts our own mortality.
- by Nicola Philp
From taking a stand, to protests, to singing at Obama's inauguration as president, Aretha's voice was heard. As it will be always.
- by Warwick McFadyen
There's been an outpouring of emotion around the world with the death of the Queen of Soul.
- by Martin Boulton