A handwritten document found on Aretha Franklin’s couch has been found to be a valid will that determines the wishes of the late “Queen of Soul,” according to a Michigan jury, the Detroit Free Press reported Tuesday.
Known to value her privacy, Franklin left no formal will when she passed away in 2018 at the age of 76. But handwritten documents later discovered at her Detroit home have fueled a feud between her four children over the years.
The hard-to-read documents appear to distribute assets including real estate, jewelry, fur coats, sound equipment and music royalties to members of his family.
One, dated 2010, was discovered in a locked cupboard. Another, written four years later, was found under sofa cushions.
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