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Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

Aretha Franklin is shown performing at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA in August 2017. Photo courtesy ZUMA Press

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit.

The late singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul's family and friends.

Public viewings will take place Aug. 28-29 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Franklin will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, along with her father Rev. C.L. Franklin; sisters Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin; brother Cecil Franklin; and nephew Thomas Garrett.

Franklin died Thursday at her home in Detroit from pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

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