At least 100 pink Cadillacs showed up for Aretha Franklin's funeral

Aretha Franklin Funeral Details of Service Including Superstar Guest List Revealed

Her family wanted to keep the funeral service private to those closest to Franklin - though it will be streamed and portions broadcast by major networks - but worked to provide the singer's many fans an extended opportunity to say goodbye this week, Owens said.

The Queen of Soul, who died on August 16 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76, is being honored for more than six hours with 18 performers and more than 15 speakers.

The speakers at Friday's invitation-only funeral at Detroit's Greater Grace Temple include former President Bill Clinton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Smokey Robinson.

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Detroit hosts star-studded funeral for Aretha Franklin
The high-profile status of Aretha Franklin's funeral has been circling the press cycle since news first broke of her death. Her funeral will be held at Greater Grace Temple, with Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande said to be performing.

There'll be performances by Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar, Chaka Khan and more.

He said they 'talked all the time, ' the last just a couple weeks before she became too ill to speak.

From a hearse that carried Rosa Parks to a moving gospel remembrance, this week has been all about celebrating Aretha Franklin's memory.

The streets outside the Motor City church were filled with dozens of pink Cadillacs, a nod to Franklin's 1985 hit "Freeway of Love".

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Aretha Franklin will be laid to rest today.

"After all she gave to the world, I felt we needed to give her an appropriate send-off that would match her legacy", Owens said. "We will never see another Aretha Franklin again, never".

The Rev Charles Ellis III, who commenced the events on Friday morning, said that despite the award glittering guest list, he had a higher mission in mind for a service that was expected to exceed five hours.

After the long line of fans finished paying their respects to Franklin Tuesday night, members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, of which Franklin was an honorary member, honored her with an Omega Omega ceremony, a final rite given to deceased members. The Queen of Soul was a major influence for so many artists around the world, bringing her powerful voice to the playlists of so many throughout her career.

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