Taylor Swift holds moment of silence for Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

Aretha Franklin Wears Bright-Red Louboutin Spike Heels in Her Gold Casket — And They Have a Hidden Meaning

Grande will be among entertainers Steve Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar, Chaka Khan and more.

The world lost a legend on August 16 when the great Aretha Franklin passed away at age 76 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

All this week, a "homegoing" ceremony has been held throughout Detroit - starting with a concert at her father's chuch in Detroit, two days of public visitation at the Charles H. Wright Museum, and another visitation at New Bethel Church in Detroit.

On Tuesday, the Queen of Soul wore Christian Louboutin 5-inch patent leather pumps that matched a tea-length ruby red dress made of lace - with a full tulle skirt and chiffon overlay, said Linda Swanson, executive vice president of Swanson Funeral Home.

Franklin is considered royalty in her MI hometown.

"I tend to be a very organized person", Owens said.

"Certainly in her condition, in hospice, we saw the handwriting on the wall".

The Queen of Soul's public viewing continued Wednesday, with fans queuing festively outside, then walking solemnly and single file into the museum.

"She did so much for music; she did so much for women's rights; she did so much for civil rights", Swift said in comments that we taped by fans and posted on social media. She'll be buried on Friday, Aug. 31.

The result has been a week's worth of activities in Franklin's hometown of Detroit meant to pay homage to a woman who helped define the city.

"I think this is really doing her really good", said nurse Tremaine Townsend, 38, among the thousands who filed past Franklin's casket on Wednesday, thrilled by the four-day celebration.

"I met her a few times".

"I wasn't even going to do it, but I wanted to see her again", said Moorman, 57, as she waited with hundreds of others in a line that snaked around to the back of the museum and beyond. "Michelle and I send our prayers and warmest sympathies to her family and all those moved by her song", the family added.

The regal presence Aretha Franklin exuded in life was captured at her viewing on Tuesday, with the late Queen of Soul in a gold-plated casket dressed completely in red, including high-heeled pumps, proving, as one person put it, that she was a "diva to the end".

She recalled first becoming aware of the music icon as a little girl when Franklin sang Precious Lord at the 1968 funeral of the Rev Martin Luther King Jr.

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