Aretha Franklin dressed in blue for last public viewing
- Author: Michelle Webb Aug 30, 2018,
Aug 30, 2018, 2:58
Another day, another outfit change for late diva Aretha Franklin. Add Aretha Franklin as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Aretha Franklin news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
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.
"Words could never, ever describe how many things she did in her lifetime that made our world a better place", she continued.
Aretha Franklin poses for a portrait in Philadelphia, July 26, 2010. At the time her family said in a statement: "It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Aretha Louise Franklin, the Queen of Soul".
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Franklin married and divorced twice, and had four sons, including two by the time she was 15 years old. Her funeral will be held Friday at Greater Grace Temple.
The pop star asked for a moment of silence so "every single one of us could reflect on our love and respect for her". Swift then proceeded to cut the lights. The touching moment lasted about a minute.
When the moment passed, Swift said: "We love you, Aretha". The floral arrangements also had a hue significant to the singer - pink, her favorite color. It's the same vehicle that was used to carry the bodies of Franklin's father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin, in 1984; David Ruffin of legendary Motown group the Temptations, in 1991; and civil rights icon Rosa Parks, in 2005.
The Queen of Soul had a grand public viewing today at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit after dying of pancreatic cancer at age 76 on August 16.