Thursday, August 23, 2018

Aretha Franklin Died without a Will


The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin died without a will or trust in place...

Aretha Franklin did not have a will or trust when she died last week and now her estate will be equally divided amongst her four sons per Michigan law.

However, according to reports Aretha's longtime boyfriend Willie Wilkerson is gearing up for a court battle for his share of her $80 million estate.

Aretha and Willie were engaged to be married back in 2012 and while Aretha called off the wedding two weeks later [click here if you missed that] the couple remained together until the end.

16 comments:

Unknown said...

She has been sick for some time now. This screams volumes about their relationship. I DO NOT think she did this by mistake. She did not marry him for a reason.

Anonymous said...

Aretha Aretha Aretha she had a life of hurt and pain RIP

Anonymous said...

According to reports, the money will be split between Aretha's four surviving son's.

When she made the decision not to marry her partner, Auntie most likely knew what time it was. She knew what she was doing. RIP to the real "Queen". Rest easy my lady!!

Anonymous said...

Now why he think he need to get some of her money....go sit down willie!

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

Willie need to go sit his ass down and find a damn job. I'm going to need my people to invest in a will and life insurance, I'm 51 mother of five and since my first child at 21, I have had a half million life insurance policy and will made. RIP Queen as you are welcomed back into the ancestral realm. I can imagine some great music being made on the other side.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Willie Wilkerson. Your best bet is to play nice with her sons, and gently remind them every now and then how much you loved their mother and how you were there for her.

Anonymous said...

See you people are sick! Aretha Franklin was 76, how do you think her longtime companion is anywhere younger than retiring age at least.
Too bad he has no legal ground but her was with her until the end, his lifestyle at least should be somewhat maintained.
I don't think he's being greedy or lazy.

Anonymous said...

Shit that's like saying Stedman don't deserve nothing. No woman on that status would keep a man if he didn't mean nothing. It's not too hard to believe a woman that demanded cash payments didn't have an official documented will. Lets hope they do the right thing for her eldest son/brother.

Anonymous said...

artetha was a smart woman so i'm guessing she did this for a reason. maybe she wanted the rest of the family to work for theirs as she worked for hers..some old school people tend to be that way. especially, since her kids aren't "kids" it does kind of suck of the long time companion though lol.

Anonymous said...

I find it really hard to believe she didn't have a will. For as long as she was sick, it doesn't make any sense.

I just don't understand this at all.

Anonymous said...

^^me either. not to mention she has a special needs son. dont mean to be rude but this is just plain stupid. all her boyfriend has to do now is just file a petition and he can hold up the entire estate from being distributed for years. he will get a payout, even if its just to leave.

The King Of The Real said...

Totally raggedy

Anonymous said...

The downside of playing house for years.

HoodRat said...

Probate court will hash it all out. Aretha was in hospice for months leading up to her death. Meaning she was high as a kite getting all the yummy narcotics her heart desired. She ain’t care about no will. Who keeping that special needs son? Most likely the boyfriend.... he gonna get a chunk of that estate yessir

Anonymous said...

Aretha was ill not crazy! Every man she was with treated her like crap. Please! It's not surprising and she did right.

Anonymous said...

I really despise ignorant ass niggas who are fucking clueless. Since when has a court ever awarded a boyfriend money without a will?! Stfu! He was not a caretaker just a opportunist!

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