Fans Flock to Aretha Franklin’s Public Memorial in Detroit

August 28, 2018

Tuesday is the first of two days of a public viewing for the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Franklin, who died on Aug. 16 after a battle with cancer, is lying in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Michigan, where thousands of fans are stopping by to pay tribute to the singer. An official photo of Franklin laying in her casket, clad in crimson and surrounded by pink flowers, was released for fans who cannot make it to Detroit to say farewell.

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