Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on the Passing of Aretha Franklin
Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after the death of Aretha Franklin:
“Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, was a cultural icon that left an immeasurable mark on the world. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to meet Aretha in Detroit and hear her inspire so many with her voice, songwriting and commitment to civil rights. A proud Detroiter, Aretha shaped our country’s idea of music and culture for the better. Michigan and the entire world will miss Aretha dearly.
“Jennifer and I extend our condolences to her family and loved ones during this difficult time.”