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Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Will Be Broadcast Live And Streamed Online


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Funeral services for music legend Aretha Franklin will take place on Friday, and fans from around the world will be given a chance to see a final tribute to The Queen of Soul.

Franklin died last week at 76 at her home in Detroit. One of the most popular singers in the history of music itself, her death caused an outpouring of grief and support from across the arts. And fans who want to see the star-studded cast of singers set to pay their respects to Franklin at her funeral will have a number of opportunities to see the proceedings.

Franklin’s body lay in repose at the repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History in Detroit on Tuesday and will remain there on Wednesday and will be open to the public in order to let people pay their respects.


According to the Detroit Free Press, (via The Hollywood Reporter), the broadcast will be available via various cable outlets and will also be streamed online.

Nationally, Fox News and CNN plan to air portions of the ceremony, and the Associated Press will live-stream the funeral, meaning that it will be picked up by various online media outlets worldwide.

Chaka Khan, Faith Hill Stevie Wonder and more are expected to perform in honor of Franklin in a ceremony that will be limited to guests only. Franklin had a knack for legendary live performances, though, and so it’s fitting that fans around the world will get a chance to see the performance that will celebrate her life and work.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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