WATCH: Funeral for Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul

Queen of Soul laid to rest

Press play to watch a livestream of Aretha Franklin’s funeral

Thousands have gathered to pay their last respects to Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Mich.  The star-studded line up of speakers and entertainers includes Steve Wonder, Jennifer Hudson and former President Bill Clinton, among many others.

The service, which is expected to last six hours, is limited to friends and family but is being streamed and broadcasted public viewing.

The legendary singer died on August 16 at the age of 76 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.


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