"Thus‚ we join in saying a little prayer for Mama Franklin‚ that her soul may rest in the same proud soul that her soul music gave to humanity in general". Then her funeral will be held at Greater Grace Temple.
The 18-time Grammy award victor cemented her place in USA music history with a powerful, bell-clear voice that stretched over four octaves.
World Cup of tennis agreed in Davis Cup overhaul
The reforms were initiated by the ITF with the support of investment group Kosmos, which is owned by Barcelona star Gerard Pique , who will invest $3 billion into the tournament over 25 years.
USA military parade ordered by Trump postponed 'to 2019'
The city's governing District of Columbia Council was critical of the plan when announced, voicing its displeasure on Twitter . Reports emerged earlier Thursday that the cost of the parade went over budget by $80 million, an unnamed official told CNBC .
"We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family". Fans have been paying their respect by leaving balloons and flowers outside the church.
Also, Barack Obama on Thursday in a statement praised "Queen of Soul" for her "unmatched musicianship" which he said "helped define the American experience". A 1986 duet with George Michael, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)", hit number one in several countries. The singer is now in her native Detroit surrounded by family and friends.
The same farewell was given to civil rights icon Rosa Parks in 2005.
In 2010, she suffered serious health problems, but continued to perform until late a year ago, singing last in November 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in NY.
Moscow was working on retaliatory measures, added Ryabkov, saying the Russian leadership would decide whether to hit back. Such commentaries are not statements on official positions, but can be read as a reflection of government thinking.
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has called for an "independent and prompt investigation" into the airstrike. Houthi officials also said the attack was a "crime by America and its allies against the children of Yemen".
Real Madrid have been linked to several big names this summer, with Chelsea's Eden Hazard reportedly one of their main targets. Bragging rights went in favour of city rivals Atletico, who were 4-2 extra-time winners over Madrid in Tallinn on Wednesday.
Aerial footage showed more than 200 metres of the viaduct, known locally as the Morandi bridge, completely destroyed. The Genoa Public Prosecutor's Office blamed "human error" for the collapse that killed 39 people and injured 24 .
A Rolling Stone reviewer said Franklin "sings like never before on record" on that live album. "Salute to the Queen". Aretha Franklin was born on March 25, 1942, in Memphis Tennesse to C.L Franklin and Barbara Siggers Franklin.
Jesse Lingard could play at Brighton following a groin problem but Nemanja Matic and Valencia aren't ready to return yet. Meanwhile, the United manager said Italy full-back Matteo Darmian was likely to remain at Old Trafford.
Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid was on the field before the game and somehow managed to avoid joining the list of injured. The NFL Network tweeted a video of Jenkins coming out for warmups wearing a shirt that said , "YOU AREN'T LISTENING".
Her last public performance came last November at Sir Elton's Aids Foundation's 25th anniversary gala in NY . She later married actor Glynn Russel Turman again in 1878, but the marriage lasted till 1969.
According to Fox News and WTNH News 8 , the number of overdoses had risen to more than 70 by Wednesday evening. Officials say most of the overdoses happened on the New Haven Green throughout the day Wednesday.
Provincial state of emergency declared over B.C. wildfires
The federal government offered approximately 200 troops to be sent in mop-up operations to contain the spread of the fires. Farnworth declared the emergency based on recommendations from the BC Wildfire Service and emergency management officials.
Aretha Franklin dead at 76
Wexler persuaded her to leave Columbia Records in 1966 and sign with Atlantic Records, where he was an executive. To date, she is one of the best selling music artists of all time, having sold 75 million records worldwide.
Ebola death toll in DR Congo at 41, new drug in use
The treatment is "the first therapeutic drug against the virus to be used in an active Ebola epidemic in the DRC", it said. Ebola causes serious illness including vomiting, diarrhea and in some cases internal and external bleeding.