Fans have a chance to say goodbye to Aretha Franklin along with her friends and family members. The Queen of Soul's longtime publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn told media on Friday, August 17 that a public viewing will occur on August 28, and August 29, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
A private funeral service will take place on Friday, August 31, at 10 a.m. at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, and it will only be attended by family and friends.
The late star will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, where her other family members, including her father, sisters, brother and nephew, were laid to rest.
As we previously reported, the legendary singer, 76, died at her home in Detroit on Thursday, August 16, and on Friday, August 17, her cause of death was reported as pancreatic cancer, per her death certificate.
The @AmericanIdol fam had the great privilege of working with the iconic Aretha Franklin for a special ep in Detroit. The world will miss her as she’s left an indelible mark on our culture. Her artistry & music will move & inspire us forever. Rest in peace to the Queen of Soul. pic.twitter.com/3LaOL6wvkn
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) August 16, 2018
Following the passing of Franklin, her family revealed in a statement that she suffered from “advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type.”
Last week, sources had already said that death of Franklin is "imminent" as she was very ill for past few weeks.
Franklin's longtime friend said at the time, "She has been ill for a long time. She did not want people to know and she didn’t make it public."