Taylor Swift honors Aretha Franklin with tribute at Detroit show

So many people shared touching tributes of what Aretha Franklin meant to them after the Queen of Soul passed following a long-fight battle with pancreatic cancer. "She did so much for civil rights", Swift said, as seen in a video captured by WXYZ Detroit's Brad Galli.

Outside the museum, she said: "I know people are sad, but it's just celebrating - people dancing and singing her music".

Aretha Franklin was a global superstar whose voice will be remembered the world over, but she never forgot her hometown roots.

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Her body was delivered in a vintage white Cadillac hearse to the African-American museum in her home town where it will remain for two days.

"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". We love you Aretha'. "Being a singer is a natural gift", she once said.

Ariana performed the song with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last week.

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The body of the 76-year-old, who died of pancreatic cancer almost two weeks ago, will be on public view on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History.

On Tuesday, the first day of body viewing, Aretha Franklin was dressed in Christian Louboutin 5-inch patent leather pumps that match a tea-length ruby red dress made of lace - with a full tulle skirt and chiffon overlay.

Aretha Franklin's coffin lies at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Her death left many fans of the soul singer in a state of mourning and regret for losing such a blessing to music in her generation.

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She will have a private service on Friday, which will be streamed online and on television.

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