Etta James Funeral Planned; Al Sharpton To Eulogize

Unnamed celebrities to perform at funeral.

By Access Hollywood
|  Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012  |  Updated 4:05 PM CDT
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Etta James Funeral Planned; Al Sharpton To Eulogize

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Al Sharpton will deliver a eulogy at Etta James' funeral.

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A public viewing will be held Friday for singer Etta James, and the Rev. Al Sharpton will eulogize the late legend at a private funeral Saturday.

A statement from Sharpton's representative Tuesday said the funeral will include performances by celebrities, but those names were not announced.

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James died last Friday at age 73 after battling leukemia and other ailments, including dementia. She was most famous for her classic "At Last," but over her decades-long career, she became revered for her passionate singing voice.

The public viewing will be held in Inglewoodand the funeral will be held in Gardena, both in the Los Angeles area.

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The family is asking that any donations be sent to the Philadelphia-based Rhythm & Blues Foundation.

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