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Celebrities Pay Their Final Respects To Aretha Franklin In Detroit

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 31: Singer Chaka Khan performs at the funeral for Aretha Franklin at the Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Franklin died at the age of 76 at her home in Detroit on August 16. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
By Cristina Coppin · August 31, 2018

On Friday, singer Aretha Franklin was laid to rest after days of tributes from fans, friends, and family.

The days leading up to the funeral saw family, friends, and fans paying tribute to the icon; from performances by The Four Tops to kind words from Tyler Perry.

The singer passed away earlier this month after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

You can follow ESSENCE’s live coverage of the funeral on Facebook and Twitter.

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