Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson and more to perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral

By Samantha Maine

Source: NME

The service will take place on August 31

The line-up for Aretha Franklin‘s funeral service has been revealed, with Stevie WonderFaith Hill and Jennifer Hudson among the performers.

The soul singer died earlier this month (August 16) after suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, according to her oncologist Dr. Philip Phillips. She was 76.

A private funeral open only to friends and family will take place at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit on August 31 and the event’s performers have now been revealed.

As well as Wonder, Hill and Hudson, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar, Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Holliday and Aretha Franklin’s son Edward are also expected to perform.

Notable gospel stars, including Marvin Sapp and Vanessa Bell Armstrong will also be performing while The Aretha Franklin Choir and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir are also on the programme.

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