Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Set for Aug. 31 in Detroit
DETROIT - Funeral plans are starting to come together for Aretha Franklin, "The Queen of Soul," who died Thursday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was 76. At the time of her death she was at home in Detroit surrounded by friends and family.
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It will be a four-day event to celebrate her life.
For two days, Franklin's body will lie in repose at Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History. The viewing will be open to the public.
The funeral will be held at Greater Grace Temple and will only be for close family and friends.
Organizers are working on a musical tribute with major recording artists. The venue is still being decided.
Right now, Franklin's body is being held at Swanson Funeral Home in Detroit.
An exact date for the funeral is still being determined.