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Aretha Franklin’s Funeral To Air On Cable News Networks

Update: 10:00 AM EST (August 31, 2018) – If you didn’t get to snag a ticket, it’s okay. You can watch it live down below:

Original: On Friday (Aug. 31), the funeral for the late Queen of Soul will be held in Detroit, Mich., and for those outside of her hometown, viewers will be able to watch the moment on several news networks. According to the Detroit Free Press, the city’s local news stations including WDIV-TV and WXYZ-TV will air Aretha Franklin’s homegoing service. Other television networks including CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News will also air the funeral, Billboard reports.

On Aug. 16, Franklin died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. The “R.E.S.P.E.C.T” legend was surrounded by her family during the time of her passing. In a statement issued to the public, the award-winning musician’s relatives expressed their sadness with Franklin’s passing.

“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart,” the statement reads. “We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds.”

A tribute concert will also be held on Thursday (Aug. 30). Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, The Clark Sisters, Shirley Caesar and more are scheduled to perform. The Detroit Free Press notes tickets are already sold out.

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