NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930.
In front of an A-list audience that included Joni Mitchell, Barbara Streisand, Beck, Alice Cooper, and Nancy Pelosi, the Queen of Soul received a tribute fit for a Grammy queen.
Bloomfield Township police are investigating a theft from Aretha Franklin's estate, but note the probe started before the singer's death last summer.
Just as the year brought new faces on the entertainment scene, 2018 marked the curtain call for dozens of stars. Here are some of the most notable.