. She is like the mythical queen of Zazzau of ancient Zaria in Nigeria who fought wars and won although in the case of Aretha; she fought against an unstable childhood and early motherhood and won. She fought against limitation in the music industry and won. She fought against societal imbalance and discrimination and won. She wrote her name in the gold book of humans that lived, loved and achieved everything they could wish for. My prayers are with her family; Rest on Queen of Soul Music.