Tributes continue to pour in for the late Aretha Franklin

Singer Aretha Franklin singing
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Three days after her death, tributes are still pouring in for soul legend Aretha Franklin.

South Africans say her music has greatly contributed to the country’s culture, despite her never performing here.

The 76-year-old singer died of pancreatic cancer at her home in Detroit on Thursday. Her funeral service will take place on 31 August.

Franklin’s music quickly climbed the iTunes charts on Thursday, with her “30 Greatest Hits” album reaching the Number one spot.

The video below explores how her music became part of the civil rights movement in the US and how she was a spokesperson for a generation, gender and race: