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Twitter roasts Faith Hill’s Aretha Franklin funeral performance

Twitter roasts Faith Hill’s Aretha Franklin funeral performance

Davis, who produced Franklin's music for decades, including such later hits as "Who's Zoomin' Who?" and "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)", said once Franklin committed to a project, she'd go into "Aretha mode", privately rehearsing and preparing so intensely that it was rare for her to need more than a few takes in the studio.

Franklin's funeral took place at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit on Friday - with Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, Jennifer Hudson, Whoopi Goldberg and Stevie Wonder among the mourners.

It's hard to imagine that Aretha Franklin wouldn't appreciate the Band of the Welsh Guards, dressed in their red coats (ironically matching the glamorous outfit Franklin wore to be laid to rest) and tall bearskin hats, playing "Respect" outside of the queen's residence.

The Washington Post said that those at Buckingham Palace this morning got to witness the Queen of England paying tribute to Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul with a classical version of her song in the courtyard.

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"Ariana Grande sang one of the Queen's biggest hits, "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", and Faith Hill performed "What a Friend We Have In Jesus".

Obama's letter honoring Franklin received a standing ovation from the funeral's attendees after Sharpton finished reading it.

A statement from former President George W. Bush that was read to the crowd said Franklin would "continue to bring joy to millions for generations to come". "Now I want y'all to help me correct Donald Trump, to teach him what it means". "To say I was humbled to be in her presence would be an understatement".

Franklin, who died at the age of 76, also suffered from the dreaded disease.