Bill Clinton Eulogizes Aretha Franklin, and Compliments Her Many Lewks

Aretha Franklin Funeral Details of Service Including Superstar Guest List Revealed

Who's performing: An all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar and many more will perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral on Friday morning.

Obama, in a statement read by the Rev. Al Sharpton, hailed Franklin for reflecting "very best of the American story". Gwendolyn Quinn, a Franklin family spokeswoman, told the Free Press of Grande, "Aretha was fond of her". Robinson and Franklin grew up together in Detroit. "The great [singer] Sammy Davis Jr. introduced her to the Queen Mother in a way that was spectacular, and I never forgot it".

"This woman got us all in these seats here today not because she had this breathtaking talent, which she did... but because she lived with courage - not without fear, but overcoming her fears".

Floral arrangements from singers such as Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett and from the family of the late Otis Redding, whose "Respect" Franklin transformed and made her signature song, were set up in a hallway outside the sanctuary.

Franklin was dressed in a sparkling full-length gold dress with sequined heels for her final outfit, and she was dressed head-to-heel in red for her first public viewing on Tuesday, a nod to her membership in the sorority Delta Sigma Theta. She was backed by a small group of soulful backup singers, and moved several members of the crowd - which included her fiancé, Pete Davidson, and former President Bill Clinton - to sing along. Clinton reminisced about how he and Hillary were early fans of Aretha's, and how they maintained a friendship until her death earlier this month.

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In 1980, Franklin performed for Queen Elizabeth II at Royal Albert Hall in London.

'We all have our days, ' the 74-year-old said. The Lord tells us where we are going and tells us when we are coming.

Jackson said if anyone who leaves the funeral and isn't registered to vote "dishonors Aretha".

"You know the other Sunday on my show, I misspelled 'respect, ' and a lot of y'all corrected me", Sharpton said in his speech, referring to how he used the name of Franklin's biggest hit to criticize Trump's feud with former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.

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