Fans invited to celebrate Aretha Franklin’s life at two-day viewing


by Worldwide Entertainment News Network

New York premiere of ‘Selma’ at Ziegfeld Theater – Red carpet arrivalsFeaturing: Aretha FranklinWhere: New York City, New York, United StatesWhen: 14 Dec 2014Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

(WENN) – Fans have been invited to pay their final respects to Aretha Franklin at a two-day public viewing in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan later this month.

The Queen of Soul lost her battle with advanced pancreatic cancer on Thursday, aged 76, and now her relatives have outlined plans for a four-day celebration of her life.

A public memorial and open casket viewing will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, where Aretha was a frequent visitor, on 28 and 29 August.

A private funeral service will follow at the city’s Greater Grace Temple on…

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