When soul singer Aretha Franklin died in 2018, she left $80 million behind with no will.
Then a handwritten will appeared… And then another one.
Now, a court has decided which will is seen as the ‘official’ will.
After the singer’s death, her niece found a will on Franklin’s couch. A few months later, she found another will on a desk. Both of these wills were handwritten.
The 2010 and 2014 versions of the will leave the singer’s assets to different sons, causing a rift between family members who have chosen their sides.
After the court case in Michigan, the jury decided that the 2014 version was the official will.
The singer signed the 2014 will and added a smiley face in the letter ‘A’.
Franklin had number-one hits worldwide for forty years with hits like ‘Respect’, ‘Think’ and ‘I say a little prayer’.
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