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Aretha Franklin's funeral set for August 31

Sunday, August 19, 2018

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NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held August 31 in her hometown of Detroit.

The late singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul's family and friends.

Public viewings will take place August 28-29 at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Franklin will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, along with her father Rev C L Franklin; sisters Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin; brother Cecil Franklin; and nephew Thomas Garrett.

Franklin died Thursday at her home in Detroit from pancreatic cancer. She was 76

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