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The beloved soul singer Aretha Franklin died Thursday morning surrounded by family and friends in her Detroit home at the age of 76, her family confirmed in a statement to CNN. The official cause of death was advanced pancreatic cancer.

Musicians have taken to social media to pay tribute to the music icon, often referred to as the Queen of Soul.

Josh Franceschi, YOU ME AT SIX

Collin Walsh, GREYSCALE

AXL ROSE

ADORE DELANO

Ben Bruce, ASKING ALEXANDRIA

TEGAN AND SARA

SLASH

PAPA ROACH

Geoff Rickly, THURSDAY

KEVIN LYMAN

PALISADES

Michael Paget, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

RIOT FEST

Colin Frangicetto, CIRCA SURVIVE