Aretha Franklin's family and friends to attend private funeral in Detroit

2018-08-18 09:00
Aretha Franklin

New York - Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held on 30 August in her hometown of Detroit. Franklin died Thursday at her home in Detroit from pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

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 28 - 29 August at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History from 9:00 - 21:00.

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.

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