Published: Fri, August 31, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Merle Christensen

Taylor Swift on Aretha Franklin

Taylor Swift on Aretha Franklin

Taylor Swift took a moment out of her Detroit concert on Tuesday night to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin. The casket's lining spelled out "Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul", in gold thread.

On Aug 16, Franklin died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.

LaSalle was a Cadillac sub-brand from 1927 through 1940, luxurious but less expensive than the more opulent Cadillacs.

Aretha's funeral will be held on Friday at the Greater Grace Temple in northwest Detroit and is set to include an all-star memorial concert from the likes of Ariana Grande, Stevie Wonder and Faith Hill.

Ellis grew up in Detroit with the Franklin family, and he will oversee her funeral on Friday. One visitor called Franklin a "diva to the end".

The traditional service saluted Franklin with words, scripture and songs. "Michelle and I send our prayers and warmest sympathies to her family and all those moved by her song", the family added.

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"We know that she would have wanted nothing but the best", Owens said. "It's a real blessing to see her".

"Aretha Franklin, known for floor-length mink and jewels, is glamorous in life and death". They were standing outside the museum taking video and sharing it with friends on social media.

Seeing Franklin in her casket rendered Wilson speechless. "She was very much all about life".

She said the singer looked handsome while lying in repose: "I don't know about red yesterday. And sometimes she helped us just forget about everything else and dance", they continued. Franklin was only the third person to lay in state at the Wright Museum, the other two being the civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks and Detroit's first African-American mayor, Coleman Young Jr, said George Hamilton, the museum's interim executive director.

"Grande recently paid tribute to Franklin alongside The Roots on "The Tonight Show", where she performed "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman". Those who lingered, she said, were sternly told to keep going. "Seeing her, I would say she was saying, 'I've done my duty".

"She meant everything to Detroit, I'm telling you", said Gail Ford, 53.

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