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Aretha Franklin Died Without a Will, and Estate Issues Loom

Wednesday, August 22, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Katherine Batten
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The below article was published in The New York Times on August 22, 2018 and was written byBen Sisario.

Aretha Franklin left no will when she died last week at the age of 76, according to documents filed on Tuesday in a Michigan court, which could result in details of her personal finances being made public.

In documents filed with the Oakland County probate court, Ms. Franklin’s sons — Clarence, Edward and KeCalf Franklin, and Ted White Jr. — listed themselves as “interested parties.” One document, signed by KeCalf Franklin, checked a box indicating that “the decedent died intestate,” or without a will.

The sons also nominated Sabrina Owens, a niece of Ms. Franklin, to be the estate’s personal representative, a role similar to that of an executor.

David Bennett, a lawyer representing Ms. Franklin’s estate, did not respond to requests for comment. Click here to continue reading on the New York Times website...

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