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Kelly Clarkson is a tribute to Aretha Franklin at the iHeartRadio Festival: ‘She is one of my all time favorites”

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 22: Kelly Clarkson poses in the press room at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the T-Mobile Arena on September 22, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/FilmMagic)

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Kelly Clarkson tribute to the end of Aretha Franklin at an event in the weekend.

The 36-year-old singer on stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday where they honored the Queen of Soul.

“She is one of my all time favorites,” Clarkson said for the singing Franklin’s hit “Respect.” Photos of Franklin also played on the screen behind her.

Franklin died on August 16, of advanced pancreatic cancer at her Detroit home. She was 76.

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“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the right words to express the pain in our hearts,” the singer’s family said in a statement to The Associated Press at the time.

“We have lost the matriarch and the rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and nephews and nieces knew no bounds.”

The family added: “We are deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from friends, supporters and fans all over the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers. We have felt your love for Aretha, and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we mourn, we request our privacy at this difficult time.”

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