Aretha Franklin’s Youngest Son Fighting With Her Niece To Be In Charge Of Late Singer’s $80 Million Dollar Estate

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin’s Youngest Son Fighting With Her Niece To Be In Charge Of Late Singer’s $80 Million Dollar Estate

It’s just been a few months since iconic singer Aretha Franklin passed away. Now, her youngest of four sons, hopes to get the claim to her estate that is worth millions.

Kecalf Franklin already filed documents with a judge in Michigan. Apparently, he hopes to boot out Aretha’s niece, Sabrina Owens, who was named the representative of the estate after Aretha passed away. Kecalf filed the documents after one of three of Aretha’s wills surfaced in her home in Detroit. While the will has not been verified, it stated that Aretha said she wanted Kecalf, whose father was Aretha’s road manager, Ken Cunningham, to be the executor.

Aretha Franklin

On top of that, Kecalf said Owens has failed to give Aretha’s children a breakdown of the property and assets Aretha had such as her jewelry, Grammy awards, gold records and master tracks and even upcoming business deals and an Aretha biopic. He said he also has a concern about the audits on Aretha’s IRS tax returns from 2012 to 2018 after an investigation over her music library.  Owens said this absolutely isn’t true and maintains that she’s been properly managing Franklin’s affairs.

Still, it won’t be that easy for Kecalf to take control. The attorneys with the estate already filed their own documents that said Kecalf doesn’t have the “ability, skill (and) knowledge” to be in control of the estate. Plus, he’s said to be in “direct conflict” with his family members as he wants to “micro-manage the estate.”

Franklin left an estate of $80 million and has a debt of $5.3 million. She was also mom to Kecalf, Clarence, 64, Edward, 62, and Teddy, 55.

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Authored by: Char Patterson