Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit

The funeral for legendary singer Aretha Franklin will be held on August 31 in her hometown Detroit, after a two-day public viewing period, local media reported Friday, citing family sources.

The ceremony will take place at Greater Grace Temple, and will be limited to family, loved ones and selected guests, local TV network WDUV and the Detroit Free Press reported.

On August 28 and 29, fans will be able to say a final farewell at a public viewing staged at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Franklin, 76, died Thursday following a battle with pancreatic cancer. (AFP) Photo by sarasmile