Fans gather overnight ahead of Aretha Franklin's funeral on Detroit's west side

Posted at 5:30 AM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 06:57:31-04

Aretha Franklin's homegoing celebration is one that won't soon be forgotten.  

People gathered overnight for the funeral service that was made open to 2,000 members of the public. 

Although the service won't start until 10 a.m., dedicated Aretha fans are willing to wait. 

The funeral is expected to last several hours, with special speakers including former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson and more.

Performances will include Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson and many more.

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