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Aretha Franklin viewing repose Detroit museum


Crying Fans Pay Respects To The Late Legend Aretha Franklin In Detroit

The queen of soul lies in repose for two days before Friday's funeral.

Aretha Franklin viewing repose Detroit museum

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Aretha Franklin passed away on August 16 of pancreatic cancer. Now, fans are getting the chance to publicly mourn and pay their respects to the music legend. Her body is lying in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in her native Detroit. Early today, August 28, hundreds of fans were already lined up around the block to give their love to the queen of soul. Click through the gallery to see the emotional photos.