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Tears Flood As Fans Emotionally Pay Their Respects To The Late Aretha Franklin

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Aug. 28 2018, Updated 2:26 p.m. ET

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Hundreds of fans slept on the sidewalk in anticipation of paying their respect to the late Aretha Franklin at a Detroit museum on Tuesday.

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The "Respect" singer, who passed on August 16th at the age of 76, arrived in a shiny gold casket at at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

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Fans lined the streets while watching the late music icon being carried inside. Her body will be there for a two-day public viewing which started on Tuesday.

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They dressed the Queen of Soul in a gorgeous red cocktail dress with some matching stiletto heels.

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Fans, both local to Detroit and from several other cities, came to pay their respects to the 18-time Grammy winner.

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Many were decked out in their own Aretha-inspired garb, which included shirts that featured her on classic covers of Jet magazine and so much more.

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Several of them were seen in complete despair, as they wept while seeing Aretha one last time.

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Leave your favorite memory you had of Aretha in the comments section. 

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