Don Lemon Honors Aretha Franklin in Tearful Tribute: ‘Her Voice Has Been the Soundtrack of My Life’

Remembering the passing of Aretha Franklin, CNN’s Don Lemon paid an emotional tribute to a woman he remembered not just as a musical legend, but also as his friend.

“People across America, I’m one of them, have been playing Aretha Franklin’s music, celebrating her incredible life and career, and singing along to their favorites,” he said during his Thursday evening monologue. Lemon then played his favorite, a cover of Sam Cooke‘s You Send Me.

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