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An Aretha Franklin exhibit is opening in the soul icon’s hometown

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An exhibit celebrating Aretha Franklin's legacy will open in her hometown of Detroit this week. Read More: Watch Ariana Grande deliver a special tribute to Aretha Franklin on ‘Fallon’ The soul icon died last month at 76 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Her funeral took place on August 31 at the city's Greater Grace Temple. Now, it has been announced that...

Aretha Franklin’s family are unhappy with pastor’s ‘offensive and distasteful’ eulogy

Aretha Franklin eulogy
Aretha Franklin's family have spoken out about comments made during the singer's eulogy, calling them "offensive and distasteful". The soul singer was buried on Friday (August 31), with her funeral taking place at the Detroit Greater Grace Temple. She died on August 16 following a battle with pancreatic cancer, aged 76 years old. Reverend Jasper Williams Jr. delivered the eulogy...

Ariana Grande and Stevie Wonder lead tributes to Aretha Franklin at memorial service

Stars and fans have paid emotional tributes to Aretha Franklin during her funeral service in Detroit yesterday (August 31) at the Greater Grace Temple. "We will have never known a queen like this," Stevie Wonder said, as he paid tribute to the "Queen of Soul" in an emotive eulogy to the late star, who died of pancreatic cancer earlier this month,...

Aretha Franklin’s funeral to be live streamed

Aretha Franklin's funeral
Aretha Franklin's funeral will be live streamed and broadcast on US TV, it has been confirmed. Read more: Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018: an icon for feminism, the civil rights movement and the greatest soul singer of her generation The soul icon died on August 16 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 76 years old. The ceremony where Franklin will be...

Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson and more to perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral

Aretha Franklin funeral perfomers
The line-up for Aretha Franklin's funeral service has been revealed, with Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill and Jennifer Hudson among the performers. Read more: Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018: an icon for feminism, the civil rights movement and the greatest soul singer of her generation The soul singer died earlier this month (August 16) after suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type,...

Madonna defends Aretha Franklin VMAs speech: ‘I did not intend to do a tribute to her!’

Madonna has defended herself after she was on the receiving end of a backlash following her speech about Aretha Franklin at last night's (August 20) MTV VMA Awards 2018. The icon took to the stage to present 'Video Of The Year' to Camila Cabello, when her introduction saw her open up about how The Queen Of Soul (who passed away last...

Public open casket viewing for Aretha Franklin confirmed

Aretha Franklin open casket
A public open casket viewing for Aretha Franklin ahead of her funeral next week has been confirmed. The soul singer died last week (August 16) after suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, according to her oncologist Dr. Philip Phillips. She was 76. Read more: Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018: an icon for feminism, the civil rights movement and the...

Liam Gallagher pays tribute to Aretha Franklin at Rize Festival

Liam Gallagher has paid an emotional tribute to Aretha Franklin during his headline slot at Rize Festival yesterday (August 17). The singer dedicated Oasis classic 'Live Forever' to the soul legend, who passed away earlier this week (August 16) after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Franklin was 76. Earlier in his headline set, Gallagher said Franklin "had the best voice...

Watch Ariana Grande deliver a special tribute to Aretha Franklin on ‘Fallon’

Ariana Grande opened 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' yesterday by delivering a special tribute performance in memory of Aretha Franklin. Less than 12 hours after the soul icon's death was announced, Grande began the show by  joining The Roots for an emotional cover of '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman'. Later in the show, Grande joined Fallon to...

Family speak out and tributes pour in after the death of soul legend Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76. The world of entertainment has spoken out to pay tribute. Read more: Aretha Franklin remembered - the NME obituary Earlier this week, it was confirmed by her family that she was 'seriously ill' and in 'hospice care surrounded by her family'. “Franklin’s official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer...