Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 8:55 AM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 8:55 AM ET

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National Audio 8:55 AM ET

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NAT060 - (US-Aretha-Franklin-Funeral) DETROIT. x-13s. Aretha Franklin's body has arrived at a Detroit church where her funeral is being held Friday. Fans have been lined up for hours outside the Greater Grace Temple awaiting the chance to attend the service. The service will feature performances by Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson and speeches by former President Bill Clinton, the Reverend Jesse Jackson and Smokey Robinson. Tribute concert-goer Leontyne Stallings says people want to thank Franklin for everything she did. ("..her legacy.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: Among those honouring Franklin are about two dozen owners of Pink Cadillacs who arrived at the church early Friday. The tribute is a nod to Franklin's funky '80s tune, "Freeway of Love," which prominently featured the car in the lyrics and video. …

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