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While it was unclear what exactly he meant by saying Franklin worked for him, Trump could have been referring to performances by Franklin at Trump's casinos in the 1980s and 1990s. "Taking the stage at Detroit's Greater Grace Temple, Grande brought her A-game to a moving performance of "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", a beloved hit from the Queen of Soul, who died earlier this month at age 76 after battling pancreatic cancer. "She worked for us", said Sharpton.

Franklin's body arrived, in a 1940 Cadillac LaSalle hearse, more than two hours before the service was scheduled to start. By 1968, she was officially anointed the "Queen of Soul" when deejay and music promoter Pervis Spann placed a crown on her head at Chicago's Regal Theater.

She was dressed in a sparkling full-length gold dress with sequined heels for her final outfit - the fourth outfit Franklin has worn during a week of events leading up to her funeral.

Floral arrangements from such singers as Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett and from the family of Otis Redding, whose "Respect" Franklin transformed and made her signature song, were set up in a hallway outside the sanctuary.

The museum also hosted civil rights activist Rosa Parks's viewing in 2005.

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And considering how Bridgewater departed NY , here's hoping he receives a warm welcome in New Orleans. Drew Brees turn 40 in January and they didn't have a clear successor to him for when he retires.

Detroit has plans to honor one of its most famous residents.

The Mayor of Detroit also announced Friday his intentions to rename the city's largest outdoor music venue the Aretha Franklin Park.

"It is my goal and my aim to ensure that people leave here with some kind of spiritual awakening", Ellis said. Among the gospel voices expected to fill Greater Grace include Marvin Sapp, the Clark Sisters and Vanessa Bell Armstrong.

In honor of the late performer's life and work, we took a look at some of the numbers surrounding her prolific career. Her rep told ET, however, that Knight "does not have pancreatic cancer".

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