According to a news report from TMZ, music legend, Aretha Franklin died without a will.
Documents obtained through the news broadcast reveal that the iconic singer died at the age of 76 and her legacy was reportedly worth $ 80 million. This amount could increase significantly, because Franklin's music has grown enormously since her death.
According to TMZFranklin had made no financial preparations at the time of her death. The outlet also reported that one of the sons of Franklin, Clarence, has special needs and needs financial support for the rest of his life.
The singer was a mother of Clarence, 63, Edward, 61, Ted White Jr., 54, and Kecalf Cunningham, 48.
"Her sons have all been involved in her career," reported a family insider Radar online. Radar reported that Franklin's sons will "fight with their teeth and nails to keep the money of their mother in the family."
Radar also reported that a source near Wilkerson allegedly told Radar that he believes it is only fair to receive part of her legacy, since the two 30 years were a bunch and were employed once in 2012.
The sons of Franklin soon became afraid that the man in the life of their mother would steal their heavy legacy, claims the Radar report.
After the news of her death, the Franklin family said in a statement, as reported by TMZ"In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are unable to find the right words to express the pain in our hearts, we have lost the matriarch and the rock of our family."
A commemoration for the Queen of Soul will be held in Detroit next week. Radar online has reported that Franklin must be buried with a gold microphone and dressed in one of her signature fur coats. The site reported that the singer will be dressed in a white coat to represent "the purity of her angelic voice".
The family will view an open chest, available to family and friends on August 28 and August 29 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
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Franklin will be buried at Detroit Woodlawn Cemetery along with her father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, brother Cecil Franklin, sisters Carolyn and Erma Franklin and cousin Thomas Garrett.
People Magazine reported that Franklin scored 77 Hot 100 chart entries and earned an amazing 18 Grammy's at 44 nominations.
In 1987, two decades after her first hit-topper, Franklin became the first woman to be admitted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and later called the Greatest Singer or All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine.