The Queen of Soul will be laid to rest at the end of the month, RadarOnline.com has learned, but not before her kingdom of fans have one final chance to say goodbye.
Aretha Franklin, who died Aug. 16 after battling pancreatic cancer, will first lie in state in her hometown of Detroit from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 28 and Aug. 29. Those wishing to pay their final respects can do so at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 31 at the Greater Grace Temple, but that’s for family and friends only.
Franklin will then be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, along with her father, brother, sisters and nephew.
As Radar reported, Franklin passed away at age 76, after losing her long battle against cancer.
Franklin was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010. While her treatment seemed to be working, the illness came back in 2017. In her final days, family members admitted the music icon was “very ill.”
“She fought a good fight,” nephew Tim Franklin told Radar, adding that the star was very brave in her battle. “She went home in peace.”
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