An All-Star Line-up is Set to Sing at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

Aretha Franklin. Photo by Clint Spaulding/WWD/REX/Shutterstock (8620280bt)

Aretha Franklin is set to receive a tribute worthy of A Natural Woman of her caliber.

The Queen of Soul passed away on the 16th of August at the age of 76 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

She is expected to be laid to rest on the 31st of August at the Greater Grace Church in Detroit.

Aretha’s publicist has now confirmed that a star-studded line-up will perform at the 18-time Grammy Award winner’s funeral, including Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Faith Hill, Chaka Khan, Ron Isley, Fantasia, and Yolanda Adams.

Wonder was amongst the few who visited Miss Franklin just days prior to her death when reports revealed that she was gravely ill, while Jennifer is expected to portray a young Aretha in a forthcoming biopic.

The funeral will be limited to friends and family, but the public will have an opportunity to pay their respect to the late singer when her casket will up for viewing at Detroit’s Museum of African-American History in the days leading up to the ceremony.