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Dead Aretha Franklin Wears Red Dress Inside Golden Coffin — See The Shocking Photos

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Feb. 25 2019, Updated 11:46 a.m. ET

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Days after she passed away following her cancer battle, Aretha Franklin is lying in repose. Photos from this Tuesday morning show the music legend resting inside her golden coffin at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African History in Detroit. Click through RadarOnline.com to see the pictures and learn more.

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Aretha Franklin wears a red dress and matching heels as she lies inside her golden coffin at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African History in Detroit, Michigan.

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She will remain inside the space until this Wednesday, in order for the public to pay their respects.

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Radar readers know the Queen of Soul passed away on August 16, after a years-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

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She was 76 at the time.

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In the days before her death, the singer became gravely ill, but continued fighting for her life alongside her loved ones.

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Longtime pals like Stevie Wonder visited her in her home to say their final goodbyes.

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They are also set to reunite at her funeral on August 31, to sing a tribute to the fallen legend.

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R.I.P. Aretha Franklin.

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