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Questions Loom After It's Revealed That Aretha Franklin Didn't Have A Will When She Died

By B. Miller

The Queen of Soul was laid to rest this past Friday in Detroit. But, unfortunately, her finances are far from finding peace. Though Aretha Franklin was terminally ill with pancreatic cancer, the 75-year-old music icon and legend passed away without a will. 

Don Wilson, Aretha's entertainment lawyer, said:

I tried to convince her that she should do not just a will but a trust while she was still alive. She never told me, ‘No, I don’t want to do one.’ She understood the need. It just didn’t seem to be something she got around to.