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Farewell Fit For A Queen: Aretha Franklin Funeral Cost Whopping $320,000!

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Feb. 25 2019, Updated 11:43 a.m. ET

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Aretha Franklin, who passed away from cancer on Aug. 16, got shown some major respect during her mega-buck funeral in Detroit. Click through RadarOnline.com’s gallery to find out how the bill for the Queen of Soul’s final Aug. 31 farewell added up so quickly.

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Franklin was laid to rest in a solid bronze, 24 karat, gold-plated Promethean coffin, which cost $40,000.

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She wore $775 Christian Louboutin 5-inch patent leather pumps.

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The iconic singer wore three custom-made gowns during her viewing, ceremony and burial, which all added up to $21,000.

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It cost $595 to embalm Franklin.

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Cosmetology and hairdressing services ran $427.

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Franklin took her last ride, priced at $34,000, in a white 1940 LaSalle hearse.

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Orchid and rose floral arrangements were beautiful but cost a pretty penny — $35,000!

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It costs $15,000 every four hours to rent Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History. Franklin’s ceremony was tabulated to cost a jaw-dropping $180,000!

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Franklin’s final resting place, a double plot at Woodlawn Cemetery, is worth $5,595.

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