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Aretha Franklin’s will has been found wedged between some sofa cushions

Aretha Franklin’s will has been discovered under some sofa cushions.

Sabrina Owens, Franklin’s niece, found the documents on Monday (20th May). Owens filed the documents in court, the Associated Press reports.

It was widely reported that the legendary soul singer, who died in August 2018 aged 76, left no will. Now, three wills in total have been found.

Two handwritten wills from 2010 were kept in a locked cabinet, while another dated 2014 penned in a notebook was found under some couch cushions.

A hearing has been set for 12th June to examine the validity of the documents.

A full breakdown of the wills by The Detroit Free Press has broken down the wills, detailing that the 2014 document requests that her son Kecalf Franklin serve as the estate’s representative, a role which is currently undertaken by Owens.

Last month, Aretha Franklin was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honour, becoming the first solo female performer to receive the accolade since its conception in 1930.

Madeleine Dunne

While studying multimedia journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, Madeleine began writing for several publications including Transistor, Vegan Connections, and GigSlutz. In 2018, she became the music editor for Vegan Connections before joining the Music Crowns team as a staff writer and digital assistant. @kohlgrrl

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