Public Farewell to the Queen of Soul

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Aretha Franklin lies in her casket at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Franklin died Aug. 16, of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool)
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Fans wait in line at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History where Aretha Franklin is lying in state, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Fans wait in line at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History where Aretha Franklin is lying in state, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Fans lined up in droves at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit where Aretha Franklin is lying in state.  Four days of events to honor Aretha Franklin will conclude on Friday, Aug. 31 with a private funeral service and celebration at New Bethel Baptist Church with tributes from an all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar, the Clark Sisters, TD Jakes, Ron Isley, Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Holliday, Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Cicely Tyson.

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Aretha Franklin lies in her casket at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Franklin died Aug. 16, of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool)

Aretha Franklin lies in her casket at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Franklin died Aug. 16, of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool)

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