Aretha Franklin funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

Aretha Franklin funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

Aretha Franklin funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

Franklin's hometown team sprinkled the titles of some of her greatest hits throughout their game notes as their own way of honoring arguably the greatest singer of all time.

Mouly also directs readers" attention to three essays: "Aretha Franklin's Astonishing "Dr. Feelgood, '" by Emily Lord, "Aretha Franklin Is As Immortal As Can Be", by Amanda Petrusich, and "Aretha Franklin: A Legacy in Music", by New Yorker Editor-in-Chief David Remnick. "I was stunned at the emotion, the power and sheer musical talent pouring out of this woman".

Also, he harshly said, "The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is dead" on Twitter. Her body lied in repose at the museum, followed by her funeral at Greater Grace Temple. And she then received a CD from Franklin a few months later.

"I find it disturbing and sad, and a reflection of his endless narcissism", said David Ritz, who spent years with Franklin seeking to understand the guarded performer for his 2014 biography, "Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin". The TV channel mixed up a photo of "Queen of Soul" Franklin with the "Godmother of Soul" Patti LaBelle. Ms. Franklin was close to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and sang at his funeral. She would sing in church.

The family thanked fans around the world for their "incredible outpouring of love" since it first emerged earlier this week that she was gravely ill.

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You may take the queen out of Detroit, but you could never take Detroit out of the queen. Oprah talks with the legend about her life and career, including her autobiography, Aretha: From These Roots.

"Every time she sang, we were all graced with a glimpse of the divine", the Obamas said in a statement.

Her last performance was at an Elton John AIDS Foundation event in NY in November. She reportedly left the stage in tears following the performance. He was hosting the show and said he told another person backstage, "Man, I wish I could have seen her when she was younger, when she was in full voice".

TMZ said that initially Ariana told them she couldn't do it because she was too emotional in the wake of Franklin's death.

Franklin's declining health was first disclosed on the Showbiz 411 website late Sunday by Roger Friedman, a reporter and family friend.

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