In the U.s., Detroit is today the burial place of singer Aretha Franklin. The service will begin at 10 hours local time (16 pm (Belgian time) and takes about 6.5 hours. The funeral can be followed online.
Aretha Franklin died on the 16th of August to the consequences of pancreatic cancer. A lot of prominent guests will be present at her funeral at the Greater Grace Temple. So join Ariana Grande, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson and Chaka Khan. Former president Bill Clinton, reverend Jesse Jackson and Smokey Robinson will hold a speech.
The first thousand people who stand in line and neatly dressed, may the decided funeral also attend. Those who will not be selected, can the service still outside on screens to follow. The service also will be streamed on the website of USA Today, and is broadcast on television.
Franklin will be buried in a 24-carat gold-plated coffin of solid bronze. The inside was finished with velvet in champagnekleur. Her name and title, ‘Queen of Soul’ were in the chest embroidered with gold thread.