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Bill Clinton to speak at Aretha Franklin funeral in Detroit

By Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press

Former President Bill Clinton is among a list of high-profile speakers scheduled for the funeral of Aretha Franklin, the singer’s family announced Friday morning.

Other speakers will include former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Motown star and lifelong Franklin friend Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and record mogul Clive Davis.

Franklin’s funeral will start at 10 a.m. Aug. 31 at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit.


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