August 17, 2018

The queen of soul reigned over front pages around the world on Friday, one day after her death. Her obituary in the Detroit Free Press reports that Aretha Franklin had pancreatic cancer. 

Other tributes to Franklin include statements from musicians and politicians, a New Yorker covereditorial cartoons and moments of remembrance during live performances.

Here's a collection, via Newsuem, of some of the front pages that marked Franklin's death, beginning with the place she died and the place she was born.

Related: What I learned about writing from listening to Aretha Franklin

Front pages outside the U.S. also led with Franklin's death, including these from Canada, France and the United Kingdom.

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