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Rest In Peace: Fan Tributes and Messages From Friends To Aretha Franklin

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 30: A murual depicting Aretha Franklin is painted on the wall of a building near the New Bethel Baptist Church, the church once ministered by her father Rev. C.L. Franklin, and where fans were gathering today for a final public viewing of the late soul singers remains on August 30, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Franklin's funeral will be held tomorrow at Greater Grace Temple. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
By Cristina Coppin · August 30, 2018

Throughout the week, fans and friends have celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin.

Hundreds lined up earlier this week for a public viewing to pay their respects to the Queen of Soul. The singer was laid to rest Friday after family and friends honored her one last time.

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

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