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Aretha Franklin Dead: Her Funeral in Detroit Will Include Public Viewing

Updated On 18 Aug, 2018 Published On

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.

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."

Since her death, many celebrities, including Hugh JackmanKate HudsonKelly RipaRyan Seacrest and Ariana Grande took to social media sites to pay tribute to Franklin.