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Fans Pay Their Final Respects to Aretha Franklin During Open Casket Visitation In Detroit

Fans are paying their last respects to the late great Aretha Franklin, people lined the streets Tuesday outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, where Franklin’s body laid in state for a public visitation ahead of her burial later this week.

According to NY Daily News:

Clad in a red dress, Franklin laid in an open casket in the museum as visitors filtered inside.

Tuesday marked the first day of the two-day visitation, which is scheduled to be open at the museum from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday as well.

A private funeral from Franklin will then take place on Friday morning at the nearby Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, and she will be entombed at the nearby Woodlawn Cemetery.

Franklin died at 76 this month following a fight with pancreatic cancer.

People traveled from far and wide to attend Tuesday’s service, with visitors making trips from locations including Miami, Chicago and Las Vegas.

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