"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.
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.
"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.
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".
Stevie Wonder visited the Queen of Soul on Tuesday according to her longtime publicist Gwendolyn Quinn confirmed to Us Weekly . At this time, Franklin's exact condition remains unknown, but she's reportedly in hospice care surrounded by her loved ones.
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 .
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 .
Verizon Launching Residential 5G in 4 U.S. Cities This Year
Its Oath subsidiary houses more than 50 media and technology brands that engage about 1 billion people around the world. Partnering with Apple and Google as its video providers could help the carrier compete against rival pay TV providers.
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.
Teyana Taylor blasts Jeremih, kicks him off tour
On Wednesday (Aug. 15), Taylor announced that she was done with the tour after being "extremely mistreated" by her tourmate. She also claimed that even though she was the supporting act, people really showed up just to see her.
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.