A tribute fit for the Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin will be laid to rest on Friday, August 31, and stars including Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande, Chaka Khan and Jennifer Hudson are set to perform. Franklin died on August 16 at the age of 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Faith Hill, Fantasia, Ronald Isley, Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, the Clark Sisters and Jennifer Holliday are also among the 19 different acts that will perform at Franklin’s private funeral service on Friday at 10 a.m. at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. Fans had their chance to say goodbye at the Grammy winner’s open-casket visitation at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit on Tuesday, August 28, and Wednesday, August 29.
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