The Cadaver Criminal at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

O’Neil Swanson II. Image courtesy of WXYZ, Action 7 News, Detroit.

On Aug. 16, 2018, the world mourned the passing of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

During her week-long funeral services, thousands of people — including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and musicians from the golden age of Motown to today — came to pay their respects.