Three separate wills for the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin were purportedly unearthed in her suburban Detroit home earlier this month.
However, the singer, who died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76 last August, was previously confirmed to have left no wills at the time of her death.
Two wills dated 2010 were discovered in a locked cabinet, the key to which was located only recently.
The third will was written in illegible handwriting in a spiral-bound notebook, which was stashed under one of the cushions in the living room of the house, reported Franklin’s lawyer, David Bennett, who remains unsure whether the documents are legal under Michigan state law.
A hearing has been scheduled to take place on June 12 to ascertain whether or not the newly-found wills are to be taken into consideration.
Sabrina Owens, the current personal representative of Franklin’s estate “remains neutral and wishes that all parties involved make wise choices on behalf of their mother, her rich legacy, the family and the Aretha Franklin estate,” read a statement.
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