According to Aretha Franklin, there were nearly $ 1 million in outstanding checks at the time of her death, and a new inventory of her assets has been opened, according to newly filed court documents.
Checks included $ 702,711.90 from Sound Exchange and Screen Writers Guild and $ 285,944.27 in checks from her publishing company Springtime Publishing, EMI, BMI, Carlin Music and Feel Good Films.
According to Billboard, the total amount was $ 988,656.17.
Initially, after Franklin's death, no wills were found a year ago and her estate was set to be divided equally between her four sons, but three months ago three handwritten wills were found at her home, including one found in her sofa. Billboard and Jessabel reported.
If the wills are affirmed, it would change the distribution of assets.
This is not the first time the Queen of Souls has not paid salaries, Billboard reported. According to the newspaper, some 201
Her son Kekalf Cunningham has already contacted one of the banks that issued part of the checks, according to the magazine.