Open-Casket Public Memorial Planned for Aretha Franklin, Will Take Place at the Detroit Museum

Aretha Franklin’s family is planning a massive public viewing to honor the late singer’s life.

via TMZ:

Sources close to the family tell us … the memorial for the Queen of Soul will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. We’re told the location was chosen to accommodate the thousands expected to show up. Aretha was also a frequent visitor.

The celebration is said to be a 4-day event. Her body will lie in state for 2 days at the Charles H. Wright museum and her funeral will be held at Greater Grace Temple — only for close friends and family.

As of now, the viewing will be open-casket.

RIP to the Queen of Soul.

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