Fans of Aretha Franklin came together at New York City's landmark Apollo Theater and on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday to pay their respects to the Queen of Soul, singing along to her hits and sharing memories of her remarkable career.

Franklin, known for such classic songs as "Respect" and "Chain of Fools," died at home in Detroit on Thursday at the age of 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer, her family said.

"My heart feels empty," said Sheila Black, 51, outside the Apollo, not far from where she grew up in Harlem, as she recalled listening to Franklin's "Another Night Without You" to get over heartbreak. "Her music will live forever. I'm just so sad that we had to lose her."