Aretha Franklin’s funeral planned for 31st August in Detroit

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Legendary soul singer, Aretha Franklin will be laid to rest at 10 a.m. ET on August 31st in Greater Grace Temple, Detroit, a source with the knowledge of the planning told CNN.

Public viewings will be held August 28 and 29 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, the singer’s publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, previously told CNN.

Aretha Franklin, 76 died last week after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The singer who began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan where her father C. L. Franklin was minister is survived by Ted White Jr., Kecalf Cunningham, Clarence Franklin and Edward Franklin.

Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Yolanda Adams and Jennifer Holliday are among the artiste to perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral, the source said.
Music producer Clive Davis is also planning a tribute concert that will take place in November at Madison Square Garden to honor the singer.

 

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