Mourners queue to see Aretha Franklin lying in state in Detroit

Aretha Franklin

Getty Images

Many of those in line are from Detroit, but others traveled from as far as Las Vegas and Miami.

On Aug. 16, Franklin died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.

Detroit native LaTonya Edwards, 40, brought her 14-year-old son, Lamon.

"I was so stunned when we took the body out of the hearse, people all over the crowd were tearful and saying, 'I love you Aretha,"' Swanson said.

Neymar agrees to move to Real Madrid
The striker made a great start to life in France, scoring 18 league goals in 2017-18, but he has not found the net since April. Real are looking for striker options after selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus this summer in a £105m deal.

"[Older family members] would listen to her music", he said. "She didn't forget where she came from".

The associate professor of Africana studies at Virginia Tech said Franklin is "being honored nearly like a queen at one of the most important black museums in the United States".

Tiffany Dorsey wore a t-shirt with Franklin's face on the front and "RIP Auntie Reatha Queen on Soul" written on the back. "She's going to be missed". Franklin sang of cruising through the city in a pink Cadillac in her 1985 hit Freeway of Love, which earned her one of her 18 Grammy Awards.

"This was way bigger than I thought it was going to be", he said as fans clamored to jump in the front seat for photos.

Georgia faces Hawaii for USA title
Honolulu's lead hitter Mana Lau Kong paved the way when he drove the opening pitch over the center field fence for a homerun. Championship Game on Saturday to earn a trip to Sunday's final, which it won by the same score.

People stood subdued on the marble floor to gaze at the roped-off musical icon, resplendent in her finery and ankles crossed in red pumps.

One of those fans, Cheryl Matthews, never met Franklin but felt close - and hurt by the loss. "She deserves the very best". "She gave so much to this world and she is worth it". "We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family".

They queued down the street and around the block before the museum opened with a steady flow trickling inside by mid-morning, an AFP reporter said. "Because she touched your soul". Her sequined dress, pointed heels, lipstick and earrings were all a matching ruby red. "She sent them on birthdays, holidays and special occasions".

A free tribute concert honoring Franklin's life will be held on Thursday evening, before her funeral at the Greater Grace Temple on Friday, where Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson are among stars expected to perform.

Ben Arfa à Rennes, Létang répond — Mercato
Une rencontre a eu lieu ce mardi avec Sabri Lamouchi et Olivier Létang pour lui faire part concrètement de leur intérêt. Vous me connaissez, moi je suis terriblement pragmatique et comme Saint-Thomas, je ne crois que ce que je vois.

Latest News