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Aretha Franklin died without leaving a will

LOS ANGELES - Legendary singer Aretha Franklin died without leaving behind a will or trust, according to court documents filed by her sons that were cited by the Detroit Free Press.
In the document, her four sons list themselves as interested parties, and another document filed with the court and signed by her son Kecalf, and her estate attorney, David Bennett, check a box acknowledging the absence of a will, according to the report. The singer's niece, Sabrina Owens, asked the court to appoint her as personal representative of the estate. A rep for the late singer did not immediately respond to Variety's request for comment or confirmation.Frankin died on August 16 in her hometown of Detroit after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

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