Even In Death, Aretha Franklin Isn’t Wearing The Same Outfit Twice

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The singer, known as the Queen of Soul, died earlier this month of pancreatic cancer.

Aretha Franklin's music, life and impact on the world will be celebrated today starting around 10 a.m.at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, while fellow icons and A-list talent perform and speak in her honor. Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande are to lead musical tributes. Letters from Bush and Obama are expected to be read at the funeral.

The street outside Greater Grace will be lined with pink Cadillacs - a nod to Franklin's funky '80s tune, 'Freeway of Love, ' which prominently featured the vehicle in the lyrics and video.

Aretha Franklin had admirers all over the world, but she made Detroit her home.

The ceremony - which you can live stream below - will conclude at 3:00 p.m. ET, after a performance from Jennifer Holliday and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir.

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Her grandchildren spoke briefly, delivering heartfelt thanks on behalf of their family.

"I think she's wonderful and I know that the spirit of God that's in her is what brought all of us here".

Rev. Jesse Jackson, right, greets Franklin fans gathered outside of the New Bethel Baptist Church, the church once ministered by the singer's father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, on Thursday.

Filmmaker Tyler Perry talks about his friend Aretha Franklin during a free tribute concert to the late Franklin at Chene Park in Detroit, Michigan, US. The gold dress is the fourth outfit Franklin has worn during a week of events leading up to her funeral.

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