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Aretha Franklin Funeral: Full Memorial Service

Aretha Franklin Funeral: Full Memorial Service
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Aretha Franklin, one of the most celebrated singers in popular music, passed away today after a battle with advanced pancreatic cancer.

Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement sent by her longtime publicist Gwendolyn Quinn.

Friends, family, stars and former presidents honored Aretha Franklin with a funeral fit for a queen.

Aretha Franklin, whose bluesy and gospel-rooted singing earned her the title “the Queen of Soul,” will be remembered at her funeral in Detroit.

At Aretha Franklin’s funeral service, former President Bill Clinton remembers the last time he saw Aretha Franklin perform.

President Bill Clinton ended his remarks at Aretha Franklin’s funeral by letting the singer speak for herself.

Clinton first praised the values and virtues Franklin lived by and said, “She cared about broken people.”

He continued: “She cared about people who were disappointed. She cared about people who didn’t succeed as much as she did.”

Clinton then put his phone to the microphone and played Franklin’s 1968 hit “Think,” which features Franklin singing about freedom

 

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Aretha Franklin, one of the most celebrated singers in popular music, passed away today after a battle with advanced pancreatic cancer.

Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement sent by her longtime publicist Gwendolyn Quinn.

Friends, family, stars and former presidents honored Aretha Franklin with a funeral fit for a queen.

Aretha Franklin, whose bluesy and gospel-rooted singing earned her the title “the Queen of Soul,” will be remembered at her funeral in Detroit.

At Aretha Franklin’s funeral service, former President Bill Clinton remembers the last time he saw Aretha Franklin perform.

President Bill Clinton ended his remarks at Aretha Franklin’s funeral by letting the singer speak for herself.

Clinton first praised the values and virtues Franklin lived by and said, “She cared about broken people.”

He continued: “She cared about people who were disappointed. She cared about people who didn’t succeed as much as she did.”

Clinton then put his phone to the microphone and played Franklin’s 1968 hit “Think,” which features Franklin singing about freedom