Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Jennifer Hudson Sings 'Amazing Grace' at Aretha Franklin's Funeral - Watch Now

Aretha Franklin Funeral Details of Service Including Superstar Guest List Revealed The Queen of Soul who died Aug. 16 is being sent off
Diane Mills | 01 September, 2018, 08:43

Jennifer Hudson touched hearts everywhere with her live tribute to Aretha Franklin at the singer's funeral on August 31. "The greatest gift that has been given in life itself is love".

The star gave her final performance last November at a gala in NY held in aid of the Elton John Aids Foundation.

"Aretha never took orders from nobody but God", Sharpton said.

Gladys Knight is paying tribute to her friend, Aretha Franklin.

"It's the key to freedom. She made important and lasting contributions to American music with her gospel-inspired style and distinctive voice", read a letter from W. and his wife.

Franklin grew up singing gospel hymns at her father's church in Detroit.

Franklin's gold-plated casket stood on a white-clothed platform, flanked by enormous blooms of lavender, cream and pink roses, in the center of a church packed with smartly dressed mourners. He sweetly added, "Girl, let me give you all your respect".

Check out Jennifer's performance below...

In this photo from January 19, 1993, singer Aretha Franklin performs at the inaugural gala for United States president Bill Clinton in Washington. "Long live the Queen". Franklin also sang at President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009.

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"This is something that I'll be in history", she told AFP.

Program covers showed a young Franklin, with a slight smile and sunglasses perched on her nose, and the caption "A Celebration Fit For The Queen".

Detroit is to rename Chene Park - the riverside amphitheatre that hosted a tribute concert for her on Thursday - in Franklin's honor.

In this photo from November 9, 2005, U.S. president George W. Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civil award, to singer Aretha Franklin (L) as actor Andy Griffith (R) watches at the White House.

Ranked the best singer of all time by Rolling Stone in 2008, Franklin received many accolades over the years.

When the service ends, dozens of pink Cadillacs will lead a processional to the cemetery. You felt every word, every note, every emotion in the songs she sang.

They filed past and paid their respects at Franklin's open casket, where they saw her wearing a sparkling full-length gold dress with sequined heels - her fourth and final outfit of the week.

She sang at three presidential inaugural events: inauguration concerts for President Jimmy Carter in 1977 and President Bill Clinton in 1993.

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