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Celebration of Aretha Franklin's life to be multi-day event in Detroit

Posted: 9:36 AM, Aug 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-18 13:32:19Z

The celebration of life for Aretha Franklin will span several days in Detroit, 7 Action News has learned. The homegoing celebration for Franklin will take place at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit.

Franklin passed away on Thursday morning from advanced pancreatic cancer.

According to a temple spokesperson, the family is still working on final arrangements, but the celebration will be private for close family and friends and a date has not yet been announced.

A public viewing will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, according to TMZ. 

Exact dates are yet to be determined.