[USA] Sep 01 (ANI): Former US President Bill Clinton shared his thoughts during his friend Aretha Franklin's funeral service in Detroit.
The former 72-year-old politician while paying a tribute to the 'Queen of Soul' said that it wasn't Franklin's music that brought everyone to the service, but it is because of the courage with which she led her life.
He went on to say that her determination to overcome failures has made her more inspirational.
He even appreciated the singer's hard work throughout her career, adding that this very ethic is "not very much in fashion".
The Clinton family's relation with the singer started off from the early 1990s when Franklin performed at the President's inaugural ceremony.
Franklin passed away on August 16 at her residence in Detroit at the age of 76. She was suffering from pancreatic cancer.
The singer is well known for hits like 'Respect', 'Natural Women', and 'I say a little prayer'. (ANI)