Bill Clinton will be speaking at Aretha Frankins funeral (Picture: Getty Images)

Bill Clinton has been announced as one of the speakers at Aretha Franklins memorial.

The former President, as well as Rev Jesse Jackson, Rev Al Sharpton and Motown legend Smokey Robnson will be among the speakers confirmed for the service.

Legendary soul singer Franklin passed away earlier this month at the age of 76, surrounded by her family at her home in Detroit.

She will also be celebrated by 23 three of the biggest names in music.

The Four Tops, Gladys Knight, Angie Stone and many more are set to pay their respects to the late star.

Raheem DeVaughn, Doug Carn and Kiki Sheard are also on the list.

Her memorial will be held at the Chene Park Amphitheatre, in Detroit, on 30 August.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Soul Brother/WWD/REX/Shutterstock (9210329cz) Aretha Franklin Elton John Aids Foundation Fall Gala, Inside, New York, USA - 07 Nov 2017
Aretha Franklins funeral will take place later this month (Picture: Soul Brother/WWD/REX/Shutterstock)

She will then be laid to rest the next day, with Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson rumoured to perform at her official funeral – which will reflect her strong gospel roots and will be held at the Greater Grace Temple.

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Only her close friends and family are due to attend.

Madonna recently came under fire for her tribute to Aretha, during the MTV VMAs, earlier this week.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Madonna presents the award for Video of the Year onstage during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for MTV)
Fans slated Madonnas tribute to Aretha at the MTV VMAs(Picture: Getty)

The Like A Virgin singer gave the evenings official speech to the music icon, but viewers accused the 60-year-old of making the whole thing about herself and her own experiences.

However, Franklins nephew Tim Franklin has now told TMZ that the family of the late singer werent upset by Madonnas speech.

He told TMZ the family believe Aretha herself would not have been upset, either.

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Madonna later had her own say on the fall-out from her tribute, vowing she loves the singer.

I shared a part of my journey and thanked Aretha for inspiring me along the way, she wrote on Instagram. I did not intend to do a tribute to her!

Unfortunately most people have short attention spans, and are so quick to judge. I love Aretha! R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

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