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Taylor Swift asks for moment of silence for Aretha Franklin in Detroit

Taylor Swift asks for moment of silence for Aretha Franklin in Detroit

Taylor Swift offered Aretha Franklin some R-E-S-P-E-C-T on Tuesday night in Detroit.

The city; Detroit, seen as the home of soul music is treating Aretha's passing as royalty.

Franklin died August 16 at the age of 76 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Cadillac built LaSalle vehicles, which were designed by longtime GM design chief Harley Earl, between 1927 and 1940.

Journalists from The Associated Press were allowed to document the casket's movement after the public viewing concluded. A concert, "A People's Tribute to the Queen", will follow the viewing. "She'd let us in the door, you know-she knew my father as O'Neil, not Mr. Swanson-she invited us in, and we all sat together and ate fried chicken", funeral director O'Neil Swanson II said. "She never talked about death". They were standing outside the museum taking video and sharing it with friends on social media. "All this is for us, '" Loyd said.

Seeing Franklin in her casket rendered Wilson speechless. "She gave the best, she expected the best and she would want her fans to have the best". I just had to do it.

Ariana Grande
Aretha Franklin and Ariana Grande

On Wednesday her outfit was changed to a powdered blue dress. "It's an honour to have met her".

"I think it's going to be a time of sadness, a time of joy, a time of laughter, there's going to be some dancing", he told AFP.

Green said Franklin's attire and pose communicated both power and comfort, as she did in life. "Her life was an inspiration", said U.S. House Rep. Brenda Lawrence, a member of the sorority who was elected the first black mayor of Southfield, Michigan, in 2001. "Michelle and I send our prayers and warmest sympathies to her family and all those moved by her song".

"She was one of those people where no matter what you said, no matter what glowing positive thing you said about her, it would be an understatement". "I sang with her, not often because she was on the road a lot, but I do say I have that privilege".

She was awarded America's highest civilian honor by George W. Bush and tops Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest singers of all time.

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