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Fans from all over the world have gathered at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit to say their final farewells to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
The museum is hosting a two day public open-casket visitations. According to the Detroit Free Pass, hundreds of fans have spent the night on the sidewalk to save their spots in line.
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On both days the museum will be opened from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Address: 315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Third visitation day: The funeral home announced there will be an additional day of viewing August 30 from noon to 4 p.m. at the New Bethel Baptist Church
Address: 8430 Linwood St, Detroit, NI 48206
People Magazine reports:
Former president Bill Clinton , Smokey Robinson , Rev. Jesse Jackson , Cicely Tyson , former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Clive Davis , and others will speak at the funeral. Stevie Wonder , Jennifer Hudson , Fantasia , Faith Hill , Chaka Khan , and others will perform at the service.