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Aretha Franklin's funeral to air on US television

RIP: Aretha Franklin (Photo credit: Paul Sancya-POOL/Zuma Press/PA Images)

THIS FRIDAY (Aug. 31), the world will say goodbye to the late Queen of Soul, as her funeral will be held in Detroit, Michigan.

For those outside of her hometown who want to pay their respects to Franklin, they will be able to watch it all on several US television networks.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the city’s local news stations including WDIV-TV and WXYZ-TV will air Aretha Franklin’s homegoing service. Other television networks including CNN and Fox News will also air the funeral, Billboard reports.

On Aug 16, Franklin died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. In a statement issued to the public, the award-winning musician’s relatives expressed their sadness with Franklin’s passing.

“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart,” the statement reads. “We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds.”

A tribute concert will also be held on Thursday (Aug.30). Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, The Clark Sisters, Shirley Caesar and more are scheduled to perform.

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