LeBron James to Sit Front Row at Aretha Franklin's Funeral

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Details have emerged about Aretha Franklin's star-studded funeral, which is set for Friday.

The funeral for the "Queen of Soul", who died earlier this month at the age of 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer, will take place at Detroit's Greater Grace Temple.

Grande will be among entertainers Steve Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar, Chaka Khan and more.

Hudson's performance is highly anticipated - producer Harvey Mason Jr. told the gossip site that Franklin was excited about the biopic a week before she died on August 16.

Aretha Franklin's funeral is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with a processional. "I think it's going to be a very jubilant experience".

The funeral comes the morning after more than 40 artists performed at a free concert, billed "A People's Tribute to the Queen", spanning the R&B, Gospel, Jazz and Blues genres in which Franklin excelled.

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The Aretha Franklin Choir and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir are also on the program.

Filmmaker Tyler Perry talks about his friend Aretha Franklin during a free tribute concert to the late Franklin at Chene Park in Detroit, Michigan, US. "I love her. She was my longest friend".

Earlier in the week, mourners paid their respects during her public viewing at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The gold dress is the fourth outfit Franklin has worn during a week of events leading up to her funeral.

In a statement at the time, her family said: "In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart".

Franklin was dressed head to heel in red for her first public viewing on Tuesday, a nod to her membership in the sorority Delta Sigma Theta.

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