Belfast Telegraph

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.

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