The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who passed away two weeks ago from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76, will be laid to rest tomorrow. The funeral services will be a star-studded ceremony, and a religious one.
Aretha’s funeral will be made available via live-stream and on TV. Here is what we know: portions of the ceremony will also be shared on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, while BET will air the funeral in its entirety.
PEOPLE,com and PEOPLE’s facebook page will have the live-stream while the WORD Network, a religious platform will be streaming it on their website. The funeral will also be broadcast in full by the Associated Press.
The funeral will take place at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan. Attending the service will be family and friends of Aretha’s.
The six-hour event will begin at 8:30am/EST and go till 3PM. It will start with a viewing. where many of Grammy Award-winning legends recordings will be played.
Performing will be: Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar, Ron Isley, and Arianna Grande, as well as Jennifer Hudson who will sing “Amazing Grace”. Hudson is also playing Franklin in the upcoming movie based on Franklin’s memoir, Aretha: From These Roots.
Gospel artists such as Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, and The Aretha Franklin Choir will be on hand to perform as well.
Former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Cicely Tyson, General Eric Holder and Clive Davis are set to speak at the service.
Unfortunately, Barack Obama was set to speak, but he and Michelle Obama will now not be attending. However, a letter written by the former president will be read at the service. Obama is now set to deliver one of the eulogies for the late Senator. John McCain, on Saturday morning at the National Cathedral in Washington.
So, what do you think of the line-up for Aretha’s funeral? Will you be watching the live-stream as we pay our respects and tribute to the one and only Aretha, who was one of The Young and the Restless‘ all-time biggest fans? Comment below.