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Aretha Franklin's funeral is set to be live-streamed and broadcast on TV

28 August 2018, 16:56 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Despite the funeral service for Aretha Franklin being private, the event will be live-streamed and broadcast on TV.

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of soul responsible for classics such as "Respect", "I Say a Little Prayer", and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", passed away aged 76 earlier this month from "advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type."

Despite being born in Tennessee, Michigan, the private funeral service will take place in her hometown of Detroit.

The Detroit Free Press reports that the world will still be able to watch thanks to a live stream through the Associated Press, and television coverage, including Fox News and CNN, who will show portions of the service.

Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Ronald Isley, Chaka Khan, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson and Yolanda Adams are among the performers. The speakers at the service include former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Clive Davis.

Fans will also have their chance to pay their respects as Aretha Franklin's body will be available for the public to view at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History today (28 August) and tomorrow (29 August).

The service at Detroit's Greater Grace Temple is to commence at 10am EDT on Friday 31 August.
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