August 28, 2018

LIVE COVERAGE: Fans Say Goodbye to Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin in Detroit

LIVE COVERAGE: Fans Say Goodbye to Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin in Detroit

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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.

Fans wearing black
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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.

 

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