The Hidden Meaning of Aretha Franklin's Red Dress at Her Public Viewing
Thousands are lining up to say goodbye to the late singer.
Clad in a red lace dress, the late Aretha Franklin is lying in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Michigan.
Franklin, who died earlier this month at 76 after a battle with cancer, is wearing the vibrant color to indicate her honorary membership in the predominantly African American sorority Delta Sigma Theta. Crimson is the sorority's color.
Thousands are flocking to the museum to pay their respects to Franklin, who's been placed inside an open casket, surrounded by pink flowers — her favorite color.
Tuesday is the first of three days of the public viewing at the museum.
Franklin's ex-husband actor Glynn Turman told Inside Edition about his final moments with the singer.
"She did know I was there and she looked and said, ‘Glynn, Glynn is here.’ We made eye contact and it was great," he said. "I grabbed her wrist, which was mostly skin and bone, and I could feel her pulse and her pulse was so strong."
Franklin's funeral is scheduled for Friday at Greater Grace Temple.
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