Aretha Franklin Fans pay their Respects at Open Casket Viewing in Detroit

Taylor Swift honored Aretha Franklin with a moment of silence during a concert in the Queen of Soul's hometown.

Aretha was brought into the museum in a 1940 white Cadillac hearse just in time for hundreds of fans to see her dressed in a sheer dress and red lipstick- an assemble her niece, Sabrina Owens, said could have been the choice of the legendary singer.

Aretha Franklin lies in her casket at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. "She was one of those people where no matter what you say, no matter what glowing, positive things you said about her, it would be an understatement". Swift said words could never describe how many things Franklin did that made the world a better place.

The viewing, which launched a week of tributes in her home town, was meant to retain an air of dignity and respect akin to the church where she began her musical life.

The stadium then cut the lights so that the thousands in attendance could pay homage to the legend and innovator.

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On Friday, Franklin's family will hold a private funeral service, which will be streamed online and on television.

Franklin died Saturday at age 76 after battling pancreatic cancer.

The Queen of Soul had a grand public viewing today at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit after dying of pancreatic cancer at age 76 on August 16. Indeed, a group of women was singing her hit "Freeway of Love".

White-gloved, sharp-suited pallbearers escorted her casket into the museum for the first of two days of viewing, where she lay in state surrounded by enormous clouds of pink, white and purple roses.

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