Aretha Franklin’s Will has been Discovered

Aretha Franklin. Photo by Clint Spaulding/WWD/REX/Shutterstock (8620280bt)

Sometimes you find loose change hidden in the couch. Other times you find things of far more value.

While it was originally believed that Aretha Franklin has no will, not one, but three have now been discovered, one of which was behind the sofa cushions.

The Queen of Soul passed away in August of last year at the age of 76. Nine months after her death, the niece of the “Say a Little Prayer for You” singer, Sabrina Owens, has found a will dated 2014 in a notebook underneath some couch cushions. Another two handwritten wills, dated 2010, were also located in a locked cabinet.

Owens filed the documents in court on May 20th, with their validity to be examined at a hearing on the 12th of June.

According to the documents, the late music icon requested her son, Kecalf Franklin, serve as the estate’s personal representative, as opposed to Owens who currently holds the position.