Aretha Franklin reportedly had practically $US1 million ($A1.48 million) in uncashed cheques at the time of her death, a new inventory of her assets identified, according to newly filed court documents.
According to the New York Post, amongst the checks had been $US702,711.90 from Sound Exchange and the Screen Writers Guild and $US285,944.27 in checks from her publishing corporation, Springtime Publishing, EMI, BMI, Carlin Music and Really feel Superior Films.
The grand total was $US988,656.17 ($A1.463,804.33 million), according to Billboard.
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Initially, no wills had been identified soon after Franklin’s death a year ago and her estate was set to be divided equally amongst her 4 sons, but 3 months ago 3 handwritten wills, like one particular identified in her couch, had been found at her residence, Billboard and Jezebel reported.
If the wills are validated, it would modify the distribution of assets.
It is not the initial time the Queen of Soul hadn’t cashed spend cheques, Billboard reported. Some checks from 2012 had to be reissued in 2016, according to the magazine.
Her son Kecalf Cunningham has currently contacted one particular of the banks that issued some of the checks, according to the magazine.
This story initial appeared in the New York Post and is republished with permission.
Initially published as Star died with $1 million uncashed cheques