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Date Set For Aretha Franklin’s Funeral In Detroit!

21 August 2018 MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. No Comment


Posted August 21st 2018



Funeral of soul singer will be held on 31 August in her home town, publicist says

Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be held on 31 August in her home town of Detroit, her publicist has said.

The late singer’s representative, Gwendolyn Quinn, was quoted by the Associated Press as saying that the funeral at the city’s Greater Grace Temple would be limited to her family and friends.

Franklin will be laid to rest at Woodlawn cemetery, where her father, the preacher Rev CL Franklin, her sisters Carolyn and Erma, her brother Cecil and nephew Thomas are also buried.

The singer, 76, who was known as the Queen of Soul, died of pancreatic cancer last Thursday.

During a career that spanned seven decades, she became known for songs such as Respect, I Say A Little Prayer and Chain Of Fools.

Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and the singers Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney were among those to pay tribute to Franklin.

In a joint statement, the Obamas said: “Through her compositions and unmatched musicianship, Aretha helped define the American experience.

“In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade, our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect.”

Franklin performed at Obama’s inauguration in 2009.

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