Aretha Franklin died at age 76 after battling with pancreatic cancer.
The hearse that brought Aretha Franklin's body to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit has historical significance.
The ivory, two-door 1940 Cadillac LaSalle also transported civil rights icon Rosa Parks in 2005, Temptations singer David Ruffin in 1991 and the body of Franklin's father, the legendary pastor and civil rights figure Rev. C.L. Franklin, decades ago.
On Thursday night an array of singers will salute her in an outdoor concert at Chene Park Amphitheater.
The 'Queen of Soul's' funeral service will be Friday at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple.
R.I.P Aretha Frankin.