The world is still reeling from the loss of Aretha Franklin and her family is reportedly keeping her fans in mind as they plan her funeral arrangements.
According to reports, the family of the legendary singer is planning hold a public viewing at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. It is the same venue where Rosa Parks‘ viewing was held in 2005 and Franklin was a frequent visitor.
Sources close to the family told TMZ the iconic performer’s memorial will be open casket and will be open to the thousands of fans expected to show up to mourn the Queen of Soul.
So far, no date has been set .
Aretha Franklin passed away on Thursday at her home in Detroit while surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 76.
Celebrities and fans across the globe have been honoring the late Queen of Soul since news of her death broke on Thursday. Everyone from Diana Ross to Donald Trump released a statement or tribute on the passing of music legend, Aretha Franklin. Now, the Obamas have added their voice to the mix and opened up about what The Queen of Soul meant to them specifically and to the country collectively.
“Aretha helped define the American experience,” former president Barack Obama tweeted to his followers. “In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect. May the Queen of Soul rest in eternal peace.”