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Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson & More To Sing At Aretha Franklin's Funeral
A list of GRAMMY-winning talent will sing their goodbyes to the late Aretha Franklin during her funeral on Aug 31.
Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar, Chaka Khan, and more will perform at the service that will take place at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit on Aug. 31, The Associated Press reports. The funeral will be limited to Franklin's family and friends only.
Other performers include GRAMMY winners Yolanda Adams and Jennifer Holliday, Ron Isley and Franklin's son, Edward Franklin. The service will honor the iconic singer's gospel background and will also feature performances by gospel stars that include GRAMMY nominees Marvin Sapp and Vanessa Bell Armstrong.
Smokey Robinson, Clive Davis, Rev. Al Sharpton and Former President Bill Clinton are among the scheduled speakers at the service.
Fans will be able to say their goodbyes to Franklin at a public viewing in at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Aug. 28-29. A public concert is also scheduled for Aug 30.
Franklin, who died of pancreatic cancer at 76, leaves a musical legacy that includes 18 GRAMMY wins, a GRAMMY Legend Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and five recordings in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. She will be buried at Detroit's Woodlawn Cemetery where along with other family members, including her father and sisters.