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Stevie Wonder, Ronald Isley, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia among stars to perform at Aretha Franklin funeral


Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesA star-studded lineup, including Stevie Wonder, Ronald Isley, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia, will perform at the funeral for Aretha Franklin.

The list of performers also includes Yolanda Adams, Pastor Shirley Caesar, The Clark Sisters, Jennifer Holliday, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, Bishop Marvin Sapp, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Aretha’s son Edward Franklin, the Aretha Franklin Orchestra and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir, according to The Detroit News.

The private “Celebration of Life” home going service will be held August 31 at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit.

Ahead of that service, there will be three public viewings, also in the Motor City: August 28 and August 29 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and August 30 from noon to 4 p.m. at the New Bethel Baptist Church.

The Queen of Soul died August 16 at her home in Detroit from pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

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