Aretha Franklin passed away without leaving a will behind. Her family will likely take years to divide her assets according to Michigan law. Franklin’s four sons are handed the task attributing themselves equal parts the inheritance.
The Queen Soul, who died pancreatic cancer at the age 76, was worth millions. It is likely that her sons will take years to split her belongings equally amongst themselves while the IRS conducts an audit her holdings.
Franklin owned several properties in Detroit and also retained the rights to the songs she penned. Her lawyer, Don Wilson, says the singer was aware the importance creating a will.
Ron Moten, a family friend, gave advice to Aretha’s sons during her funeral service on Friday. He urges them not to be hasty with the use their inheritance.