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Aretha Franklin's funeral expected to be multiple day event in Detroit

Aretha Franklin's funeral expected to be multiple day event in Detroit

"So just want to pass on my warmest best wishes and sympathies to her family". "I've had many people influence me, but nothing like Aretha".

She received 18 Grammy Awards, along with a lifetime achievement award in 1994 and was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Grande doesn't often dive into soul music, but after watching a performance like this one it's a great reminder of how talented Ariana Grande is, and how much impact Aretha Franklin had on musicians climbing the charts today.

- James Thompson (@JETBallin) August 16, 2018I wonder how Fox News messed up and used an image of Patti LaBelle instead of Aretha Franklin?

Franklin's ailing heath forced her cancel a number of world tours, and her last performance was in early November a year ago, for the Elton John AIDS Foundation gala in NY.

Paul McCartney called Franklin an inspiration and "the Queen of our souls", while Diana Ross hailed her "wonderful golden spirit". "One of the greatest blessings of the work that I do is that I get the chance to meet and have conversations with some really incredible people", Lemon said. In a career crossing generations, her hits spanned from soul and R&B, to gospel and pop. Yep, she talked about how her fiancé inspired the song, explaining its origin.

In a career spanning almost seven decades, Aretha Franklin had more than 20 hit singles, including "Respect" and "I Say a Little Prayer".

Asteroid Aretha joined a plethora of other asteroids NASA has named after civil rights activist around the world. "For her to become the icon she was and remains unmatched, there will never be anybody on that level again".

In 1985, Aretha had her voice declared a "natural resource" in MI and, two years later, became the first female musician inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Franklin was 76 years old. "It happens because first of all, you recognize what your gift is and (are) totally committed to utilizing it".

We are hearing her body will likely lie in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History for two days. It is located at 5840 2nd Ave.in Detroit.

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