"Male or female, the best singer on the planet. Her loss is irreplaceable."
-- Mel Torme
"We'll all miss her. She created most of the pop singing tradition that has been around ever since."
-- jazz pianist Dick Hyman
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"I idolized her, and she was my inspiration. Her singing style was unparalleled. There was only one Ella Fitzgerald. I am so grateful that I knew her."
-- singer Phyllis McGuire
"She did a lot for music, and she did a lot for me. Everybody she touched or (who) worked with her sure has the greatest praise of any performer."
-- pianist and longtime Fitzgerald accompanist Tommy Flanagan
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"My all-time favorite."
-- Frank Sinatra
"I am deeply saddened by the death of Ella Fitzgerald. The jazz world and the nation have suffered a tremendous loss in the passing of someone with so much talent, grace and class."
-- President Bill Clinton
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