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Aretha Franklin through the years

Pictures of singer Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," who died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, after battling pancreatic cancer, according to her representative. Her funeral is set for Friday, Aug. 31 in Detroit.

Aretha Franklin sings in this undated handout photo
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Aretha Franklin sings in this undated handout photo from the New Bethel Baptist Church.

Aretha Franklin, left, with her father, C.L. Franklin,
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Aretha Franklin, left, with her father, C.L. Franklin, and sister Caroline in this undated handout photo from the New Bethel Baptist Church.

Franklin, circa 1967.
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Franklin, circa 1967.

Franklin was one of many entertainers who performed
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Franklin was one of many entertainers who performed on "Soul Train" in the 1970s.

Franklin in 1977.
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Franklin in 1977.

Franklin dancing for the cameras in an undated
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Franklin dancing for the cameras in an undated photo.

Franklin in an undated photo.
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Franklin in an undated photo.

Franklin performs in November 1980.
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Franklin performs in November 1980.

President Bill Clinton, along with First Lady Hillary
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President Bill Clinton, along with First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, awards Aretha Franklin with the 1999 National Medal of Arts and Humanities Award at Constitution Hall in Washington on Sept. 29, 1999.

Franklin performs onstage at
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Franklin performs onstage at "VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin" on April 10, 2001, at Radio City Music Hall.

Franklin performs with Stevie Wonder at
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Franklin performs with Stevie Wonder at "VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin" on April 10, 2001, at Radio City Music Hall.

Aretha Franklin onstage at the 10th annual Soul
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Aretha Franklin onstage at the 10th annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on Sept. 7, 2005.

Franklin receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one
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Franklin receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one of the two highest civilian awards in the nation, from President George W. Bush on Nov. 9, 2005.

Franklin performs at the La Dolce Vita event
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Franklin performs at the La Dolce Vita event to benefit The Sarah Ferguson Foundation on Nov. 1, 2007, in Manhattan.

Franklin performs at the 85th annual New York
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Franklin performs at the 85th annual New York Stock Exchange Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wall Street Dec. 4, 2008.

Aretha Franklin sings during the inauguration of Barack
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Aretha Franklin sings during the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20, 2009.

Franklin performs during the Mandela Day: A 46664
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Franklin performs during the Mandela Day: A 46664 Celebration Concert on July 18, 2009, at Radio City Music Hall.

Franklin performs after she was inducted into the
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Franklin performs after she was inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame on June 14, 2010, at the 2010 Apollo Theater Spring Benefit.

Franklin performs at a Labor Day event on
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Franklin performs at a Labor Day event on Sept. 5, 2011, in Detroit.

Franklin performs at the Ryman Auditorium on Oct.
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Franklin performs at the Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 19, 2011, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Franklin performs at The Fox Theatre on March
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Franklin performs at The Fox Theatre on March 5, 2012, in Atlanta.

Franklin arrives on the red carpet for the
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Franklin arrives on the red carpet for the 38th annual Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 7, 2015, in Washington.

Aretha Franklin performs at the International Jazz Day
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Aretha Franklin performs at the International Jazz Day concert on the South Lawn of the White House on April 29, 2016.

Aretha Franklin and Clive Davis backstage at the
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Aretha Franklin and Clive Davis backstage at the "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" Premiere during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan on April 19, 2017.

Franklin performs onstage during the premiere of the
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Franklin performs onstage during the premiere of the documentary "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19, 2017, at Radio City Music Hall.

Franklin performs at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's
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Franklin performs at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 25th anniversary gala on Nov. 7, 2017, in Manhattan.

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