The funeral plans for late soul singer and American icon Aretha Franklin have been announced. According to her publicist, the funeral would hold at her Detroit hometown on August 30th.
Franklin, 76, passed away on Thursday after struggling with pancreatic cancer which turned worse at the beginning of the week. Fans and musicians all over the world have been paying tributes to the one fondly called ‘The Queen of Soul’.
She would be laid in state for public viewing from August 28-29 in two locations after which she would be interred 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.