Video of Aretha Franklin's last public performance surfaces

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The legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, recorded a song in 2007 that has finally been released on Wednesday - hear it here.

Detroit, Days ahead of Aretha Franklin's funeral in her hometown, singer Taylor Swift honoured the late Queen of Soul.

They found Franklin in a polished bronze coffin and a sheer baby blue dress with matching shoes, a change from the bright red outfit seen on Tuesday across the world.

A public viewing for Aretha Franklin continues at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. A private funeral will be held the next day at Detroit's Greater Grace Temple.

The God Is A Woman hitmaker joins a line-up of esteemed performers for Franklin's funeral including Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Chaka Khan and Jennifer Hudson.

Aretha Franklin lies in her Promethean casket wearing Christian Louboutin shoes.				CREDIT Paul Sancya  Shutterstock
Aretha Franklin lies in her Promethean casket wearing Christian Louboutin shoes. CREDIT Paul Sancya Shutterstock

Aretha Franklin, singer, died August 16, 2018. The strains of Franklin's gospel recordings echoed in the airy space.

Franklin won 18 Grammy awards and provided a soundtrack to the civil rights movement, singing to raise money for the cause and uplifting activists with her phenomenal voice and upbeat anthems. Franklin urged us to, 'Let's make the choice: We stand as one because divided we fail.' Her plea is as timeless today as it was more than a decade ago. The singer is well known for hits like "Respect", "Natural Women", and "I say a little prayer". She came alone but made fast friends with others who sang and reminisced. She's not sure what overcame him, since they had seen Franklin perform many times before, but "I guess it was something special", she said. "I'm OK - I'm going to rest now, '" Mills said. "I was like, 'How are you a real person?' It's an honor to have met her, and we're gonna celebrate her".

Ann Fortson, 63, said: "She was a symbol for us".

"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", Franklin's family said in a statement.

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