Aretha Franklin’s Will Found Under Couch Cushions

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Aretha Franklin in 1994 (Douglas G. Ashley/ABC via Getty Images)
Aretha Franklin in 1994 (Douglas G. Ashley/ABC by way of Getty Images)

Shortly after Aretha Franklin’s death final 12 months, it was extensively reported that she left no will. Earlier this month, three paperwork have been found by Franklin’s niece Sabrina Owens and have been filed in court docket on Monday, the Associated Press reports. Two handwritten wills from 2010 have been present in a locked cupboard, and one other from 2014 was present in a pocket book beneath some sofa cushions. A listening to concerning the paperwork’ validity is ready for June 12.

If accepted as legitimate, the paperwork may shake up the state of Franklin’s property. Franklin’s 2014 doc requests that her son Kecalf Franklin function the property’s private consultant—a task at the moment held by Owens. A breakdown from The Detroit Free Press gives a take a look at how Franklin reportedly wished her property and cash distributed to her household.

As promised, Detroit’s Chene Park was officially renamed Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre final week.