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Taylor Swift Awards Aretha Franklin at Detroit Concert



Days before Aretha Franklin's funeral in her hometown of Detroit, Taylor Swift honored the late Queen of Soul.

On Tuesday night, the Reputation singer, 28, performed at Detroit Ford Field where she asked the sold-out crowd to honor Franklin with a minute's silence.

"Last week we lost an irreplaceable force, Aretha Franklin did so much for the music, she did so much for women's rights, she did so much for the civil rights," Swift told the concert attendants, as in Videos shared by fans on social media.

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"She was one of those people, no matter what you said, no matter What's glowing Positive thing you said about them, it would be an understatement, words could never describe how many things she has done in her life, that made our world a better place, and that's her home, "continued the pop star away.

"I would like it if we could have a moment of silence so that each and every one of us can reflect on our love and respect for her and everything she has done, her life Turning off lights, if we were silent for a moment, Aretha said, "We love you Aretha."

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Franklin died at the age of 76 on pancreatic cancer on August 16.

On Tuesday, the first of the two days after their funeral, open to the public, hundreds of people, some of whom spent the night on the sidewalk, came to their places in line Detached Detroit Free Press reported at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History [1969007].

Franklin's body wore a red suit and purple pumps in a vergol The casket. Gold Cord spells out "Aretha Franklin, the queen of the soul" in the lining of the coffin.

Franklin's private service, which will be streamed online and on television, will take place on Friday.


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