Family planning multiple events to honour Aretha Franklin

The iconic singer died at the age of 76 at her home in Detroit on Thursday after suffering from pancreatic cancer.

Legendary US singer Aretha Franklin. Picture: AFP

NEW YORK - Funeral and memorial arrangements for Aretha Franklin are expected to be released in the next few days.

The iconic singer died at the age of 76 at her home in Detroit on Thursday after suffering from pancreatic cancer.

While more tributes continue to be made to the Queen of Soul, details about how to begin to memorialise Franklin are coming together.

Highlights in the career of music legend and queen of soul Aretha Franklin who died at the age of 76.

It’s been reported by TMZ that her family is looking to arrange a public memorial at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit where she grew up.

A spokesperson for the singer’s family says multiple events will be held in her honour.

A concert being arranged by super producer Clive Davis is due to take place in New York in November.

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(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)