Aretha Franklin reportedly didn’t go away a will.
In line with courtroom papers obtained by TMZ, the late singer died “intestate,” which suggests the Queen of Soul didn’t have a will when she died.
The outlet states that per Michigan legislation, Franklin’s 4 sons — Clarence, Edward, Ted and Kecalf — may have equal shares in her property.
Franklin’s web value is estimated to be round $80 million, in accordance with celebritynetworth.com.
Aretha died on August 16 of superior pancreatic most cancers. She was 76.
“In one of many darkest moments of our lives, we aren’t capable of finding the suitable phrases to specific the ache in our coronary heart,” Franklin’s household stated in an announcement to The Related Press on the time. “Now we have misplaced the matriarch and rock of our household. The love she had for her youngsters, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds.”
The household added: “Now we have been deeply touched by the unbelievable outpouring of affection and assist we now have acquired from shut mates, supporters and followers all around the globe. Thanks to your compassion and prayers. Now we have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us consolation to know that her legacy will dwell on. As we grieve, we ask that you just respect our privateness throughout this tough time.”
Final week, Franklin’s publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, stated that the late singer’s funeral will likely be held at Better Grace Temple in Franklin’s hometown of Detroit on August 31, and is restricted to her household and mates, in accordance with the AP.