August 22, 2018

Aretha Franklin's grandchild shares emotional video of one of the singer's final performances

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Victorie Franklin, Aretha Franklin’s granddaughter, shared a video of the Queen of Soul's last performance, which took place in March 2018.

In the black-and-white video, the "I Say a Little Prayer" singer can be seen playing the piano and singing.

"I have many memories of me coming into her home and she would be playing the piano and singing," Victorie captioned the video, which she shared on Twitter.

She continued: "Words can't describe the pain I'm feeling, but God is telling me that she is at peace. Today we lost an icon, a legend, but today I lost my grandma. I love u and imma make u proud."

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In 2014, Victorie performed at the BET Awards, singing "Take Me to the King" in honor of her grandmother, who was in the audience.

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The Queen of Soul died on August 16, 2018, at the age of 76. She had been ill for years and was receiving hospice care in recent weeks.

Legendary singer Stevie Wonder was among those were able to visit the ailing star before her death.

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Fellow celebrities pay homage

Tributes poured in following news of Aretha Franklin's death.

"Let's all take a moment to give thanks for the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, who inspired us all for many many years. She will be missed but the memory of her greatness as a musician and a fine human being will live with us forever," former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney wrote on Twitter.

On Instagram, Adele wrote: "I can't remember a day of my life without Aretha Franklin's voice and music filling up my heart with so much joy and sadness. Absolutely heartbroken she's gone, what a woman. Thank you for everything, the melodies and the movements."

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Former US president Barack Obama also paid tribute to the singer.

"Aretha helped define the American experience," he tweeted. "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. May the Queen of Soul rest in eternal peace."

Aretha's funeral has been scheduled for Aug. 31, following a two-day public viewing of her open casket, relatives said.

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