Court documents reveal that Aretha Franklin had no will at the time of her death

2018-08-22 10:29
Aretha Franklin

Johannesburg - The late Aretha Franklin’s estate looks set to divided equally between her sons after it was revealed that she did not have a will, according to the Mirror.

Court papers obtained by TMZ, revealed that the Respect singer died "intestate" - meaning she had no will at the time of death.

As per Michigan law, the singer’s four sons, 63-year-old Clarence , 61-year-old Edward, 54-year-old Ted and 48-year-old Kecalf , will all inherit equal shares in her estate.

Clarence, who is Aretha’s oldest child, reportedly has special needs, requiring both financial and other support.

Through her career, the 20-time Grammy award winner earned an estimated $80 million (R 1.1 billion).

Aretha died on 16 August in her home in Detroit, following years of battling pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

Her funeral will be held 31 August in her hometown of Detroit.

The late singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, which will be held at Greater Grace Temple is limited to the Queen of Soul's family and friends.

There will be a two -day public viewing of her casket prior to her funeral and her body will be entombed at a family grave-site.

Her coffin will be alongside the remains of her father, the Reverend C.L. Franklin, her brother, Cecil Franklin, and sisters Carolyn and Erma Franklin.

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