PHOTOS : Aretha Franklin laid to rest As Stevie Wonder , Ariana Grande , Angie Stone and Many Others Perform At Her Tribute Concert

Aretha Franklin has been laid to rest in a funeral attended by celebrities far and wide, including Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson. The ‘Queen Of Soul’ died on August 16 aged 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer, with her funeral taking place at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple on Friday (August 31).

Ahead of the ceremony on Friday morning, Franklin’s open casket was placed at the front of the church, with the words ‘A Celebration Fit For The Queen’ projected on the walls.

 

Franklin’s body was dressed in gold and sequinned heels, with flower bouquets from close friends Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett greeting those in attendance. Celebrities in attendance include Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and Ariana Grande while Bill Clinton, Reverend Jesse Jackson and Smokey Robinson were among the speakers paying tribute.

 

 

 

 

 

Angie Stone
Angie Stone

 

 

Aretha Franklin_s grandchildren Jordan, Gracie and Victorie 1
Aretha Franklin_s grandchildren Jordan, Gracie and Victorie 1

 

Aretha Franklin_s grandchildren Jordan, Gracie and Victorie
Aretha Franklin_s grandchildren Jordan, Gracie and Victorie

 

Jennifer Lewis
Jennifer Lewis
Lisa McCall and dancers perform on stage 1
Lisa McCall and dancers perform on stage 1
Lisa McCall and dancers perform on stage
Lisa McCall and dancers perform on stage 1

 

Louis Farrakhan
Louis Farrakhan

 

Raheem DeVaughn
Raheem DeVaughn

 

 

Rodney Mcneir
Rodney Mcneir

 

singers perform on stage
singers perform on stage

 

Tasha Page Lockhart
Tasha Page Lockhart

 

Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry

 

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