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oh it was Chaka!!
Patti LaBelle Reveals That Aretha Franklin Requested Her To Perform at Her Funeral.
same song -- but there is no edit so I will repost miss patty's tribute
DH and I have been out for several hours, so I haven't seen much of the funeral coverage but heard some on the car radio. Cicely Tyson speaking now: That is one strange hat They are running about 3 hours behind schedule, so this will go on for a few more hours. Beautiful, sunny, warm day in the "D". Rest in Peace, Aretha.
Love Maxine Waters
Rest in Peace, Aretha
Though she lived to 76 and was terminally ill with pancreatic cancer, the Queen of Soul died without a will.
Aretha Franklin's lack of a will could make things rocky for heirs
For many years, Aretha's primary home was in nearby Bloomfield Hills (Oakland County). Local scuttlebutt was that Franklin was heavily in debt and didn't pay bills. The guy who used to clean my carpets (a friend of my brother since grade school) told me the same thing. His company cleaned her carpet a couple of times a year and often waited months to be paid. Franklin's creditors are likely lined up waiting to be paid for services rendered, perhaps years ago. Attorneys will take a big chunk, so there might not be much left for the heirs.
Here's an article about money she owed to the condo association in Bloomfield Hills:
Lawsuit: Aretha Franklin owes M-O-N-E-Y to condo group
...Aretha Franklin, who has landed in court numerous times over unpaid bills, is being sued over homeowner fees at a condominium in Bloomfield Township...
She gave birth at 12
Aretha Franklin's family slams pastor for 'offensive' eulogy - CNN
Detroit council OKs renaming Chene Park after Aretha Franklin
Report: Aretha's Bloomfield Twp. home for sale
A piece of musical history is up for grabs with the apparent listing of Aretha Franklin’s Bloomfield Township home.
Realtor.com reported that the Colonial-style home at 4585 Kiftsgate Bend belongs to the late singer. It is near Telegraph between West Long Lake and Lone Pine...
Aretha Franklin's estate sells last Detroit property for $300,000
Detroit — The last property owned in Detroit by Aretha Franklin, a historic mansion next to the Detroit Golf Club, has been sold by the legendary entertainer's estate.
The 5,600-square-foot brick home on Hamilton Road was bought for $300,000 in late October by a Northville resident, public records show. An empty half-acre lot next to the home was also part of the deal...
IRS: Aretha Franklin's estate owes millions in back taxes
Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' holding Detroit premiere
The Aretha Franklin documentary "Amazing Grace" will be screened during a gala premiere on March 25 at the Detroit Film Theatre inside the Detroit Institute of Arts, a representative for the Franklin estate announced.
The private screening will be held on what would have been Franklin's 77th birthday.
The Detroit event kicks off a run of premieres for the documentary, which was filmed in 1972 but shelved for decades over rights issues...
House OK's renaming part of Lodge the 'Aretha Franklin Highway'
A section of M-10 in Detroit is one step closer to being named after the Queen of Soul.
The Michigan House voted 101-6 on Tuesday to rename a section of M-10 between Livernois Avenue and the Interstate 94 as the “Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway.”...
3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin's home
Lawyer: 3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin home
VIEW HERE: Aretha Franklin's 3 handwritten wills
3 wills found in Queen of Soul's home months after her death
Aretha Franklin's handwritten wills, if real, shed light on a titanic — and complicated — life
One of the wills, none of which have been authenticated, names a surprise father for one of the late singer's sons.
Hearing today on Aretha Franklin's $80 million fortune
Will handwritten wills hold up in court?
I asked my friend that is an attorney to write on this topic in her law firms blog. Specifically if online legal forms, such as a will, will hold up in court. She said that exact topic had come up recently in a meeting. If she writes on it, I will post it. What a shame that Aretha did not have solid financial and legal counsel early on to avoid this.
Battle for control of Aretha Franklin's estate heats up at court hearing
Estate rumored to be worth $50 million
DETROIT - The battle over Aretha Franklin's massive estate is heating up in court, and Local 4 has learned there might be even more money at stake.
Franklin's estate is rumored to be worth $50 million, but Monday in court, there was word that new blockbuster Hollywood projects with her name on them could be in the works...
Judge overseeing Aretha Franklin's estate case puts property sale on hold
Pontiac — An Oakland County probate judge supervising legal challenges to the estate of the late Aretha Franklin ruled Monday that a proposed property sale cannot go forward until all heirs agree.
After the discovery of alleged handwritten wills were found in one of the legendary singer’s homes last month, it was presumed, including by the attorney of one heir, that Judge Jennifer S. Callaghan might rule on the validity of the documents. But Callaghan made it clear Monday that would be premature.
“I’m not prepared to do anything like that,” said Callaghan, in response to questions from attorney Charlene Glover-Hogan, who represents Kecalf Franklin, one of the singer’s four sons...
‘Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway’ coming soon
Lansing — The Michigan Senate on Thursday gave final approval to legislation that would designate a portion of M-10 in Detroit as the "Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway,” sending the measure to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk for likely signature.
The honorary designation would span a portion of M-10, also know as the Lodge Freeway, that stretches from Livernois Avenue south to Interstate 94.
Franklin died last year after battle with pancreatic cancer. Lawmakers praised the iconic singer before the vote...