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After the death of Aretha Franklin,queen of soul three handwritten wills credited to her were discovered in her suburban Detroit home,including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday.
The most recent one is dated March 2014,as at the time of her death in august 2018,her family and lawyers said she had no will but three handwritten versions of her will were discovered earlier this month. Two from 2010 were found in a locked cabinet after a key was located and the one for 2014 were found under her cushion said an attorney for Franklin’s estate, David Bennett.
Some of the writing is extremely hard to decipher.
Bennett said copies of the wills were shared with Franklin’s four sons or their lawyers, but it can not be ascertained for now if it should be considered valid.
Franklin was 76 when she died last August of pancreatic cancer.
David Bennett her lawyer for more than 40 years filed the wills on Monday. He told a judge that he’s not sure if
they’re legal under Michigan law. A hearing is scheduled for June 12.