Aretha's fans could see her in third new gown on last day of public viewing

Cheryl Kahla
Aug 31, 2018
04:36 A.M.

Aretha Franklin's body was on display during two public viewings this week, and her outfit changed three times.


The Queen of Soul passed away from pancreatic cancer on August 16 at the age of 76 and fans have been paying their respects online and in her hometown of Detroit.

As reported by Entertainment Online, Franklin's body could be viewed at the New Bethel Baptist Church. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.

For her third and final showing, the legendary singer was dressed in a St. John's rose-gold gown and matching Louboutin heels.

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Her polished bronze Promethean casket was inscribed with the words "Queen of Soul," complete with gold lining, and was surrounded by pink roses and lavender.

As reported earlier, Franklin's first outfit was an intricately beaded red lace dress with tulle skirt which was paired with matching Louboutin pumps.

For her second, she was laid in repose wearing a sparkly pastel blue dress and matching shoes.

Her family had chosen all three outfits and made sure it reflected her personal style that fans have to come love over the years.

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They also wanted to convey a message of power and support, as is fitting for a person of Franklin's caliber. She truly was "a diva to the end."

The Cadillac that transported her body to the viewing was the same one used for her father, Rev. C.L Franklin, 1984, and for Rosa Parks in 2005.

Her funeral will be held today at the Greater Grace Temple, and her body will be interred at the Detroit's Woodland Cemetery.

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The service will only be attended by Franklin's family and close friends, and performances will be given by Stevie Wonder, Chaka Kahn, and Jennifer Hudson, amongst other.

Her career spanned nearly six decades and she received 44 Grammy Awards out of 44 nominations throughout the years.

Franklin is survived by her four sons.

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