On Thursday, August 16, the world lost a legendary singer who made a profound impact on the entertainment industry. Aretha Franklin passed away surrounded by loved ones after a series of health complications.
In the wake of her death, thousands of people around the nation paid tributes to the "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" singer via social media.
Shortly after the sad news was revealed that Aretha had passed away, her family announced that the Queen of Soul's public viewing would take place at a legendary location- the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
According to the Mirror, Aretha's body is lying in repose for the next two days at the museum. Fans have already been lining up to pay their respects to the iconic singer.
Aretha's body is in a casket that is only fit for a queen- her casket is made out of gold! The public viewing is open-casket, and Aretha was dressed in a bright red dress and heels with her legs crossed. Below are photos from the viewing with her gold-plated casket:
Now, fans are wondering if it was Aretha's final wish to be buried in a gold-plated casket or if that was her family's decision. Either way, it's a casket fit for a queen!
Please continue praying for her family and loved ones during this time. In other recent news to be praying for, the heartbreaking news was just revealed that a megachurch pastor, husband, and father of 3 just took his own life after a battle with depression.