Fans view soul legend Aretha lying in state
The regal presence Aretha Franklin exuded in life is being captured at her viewing, with the late Queen of Soul in a gold-plated coffin dressed in red, including high-heels, proving she was a "diva to the end".
Hundreds of mourners poured into Detroit's Charles H Wright Museum of African American History to pay their final respects to Franklin, who died on August 16 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.
The two-day viewing is part of a week of commemorations for the acclaimed singer, who will be laid to rest on Friday.
The Wright Museum is a cultural landmark in Detroit, where Franklin grew up and spent most of her life.