IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: WrestleMania 3 Celebrity And MEGA SUPERSTAR Passes Away — WWE Issues Official Statement On The Passing Away

WWE issues official statement on the WrestleMania 3 celebrity who passed away

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Legendary singer, WrestleMania celebrity and “The Queen of Soul”, Aretha Franklin, passed away today at the age of 76 after battling pancreatic cancer.

Franklin performed the song “America the Beautiful” at two WWE WrestleMania events, with the first performance taking place at Wrestlemania 3 at the Pontiac Silverdome in 1987. The second performance took place at WrestleMania 23 in Detroit at Ford Field. Additionally, Franklin’s song “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?” was used as the theme song for WrestleMania 3.

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WWE issued the following statement on Franklin’s passing:

WWE is saddened to learn that legendary singer and songwriter Aretha Franklin has passed away. The multi-time Grammy Award winner performed a rousing rendition of “America the Beautiful” at WrestleMania III and again at WrestleMania 23. WWE extends its condolences to her family, friends and fans.