Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit
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<p><b>ARETHA FRANKLIN</b>, 92 (Died: Aug. 16): Known as the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis in 1942. Her father quickly moved to Detroit and opened a church, where Franklin would acquire her love of music. She rocketed to stardom in the 1960s, when she recorded some of the most iconic R&B singles of all time: "Respect," "Chain of Fools: and "I Say A Little Prayer" among them. She died Aug. 16 after a short stay in hospice care.</p>
Posted at 5:34 PM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated2018-08-17 18:34:34-04
The funeral for Aretha Franklin will be held August 31 in Detroit, according to the singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn.
The service, for family and friends, will be held at 10 a.m. ET that day at Greater Grace Temple.
Public viewings will be held August 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Quinn said.
Franklin will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.
The legendary soul singer died Thursday from advanced pancreatic cancer. She was 76.
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