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Aretha Franklin’s Sons Skip Paying 'Respect' At Her Grave On 1-Year Death Anniversary

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*Aretha Franklin’s family is reportedly busy brawling over her $80 million fortune, so her sons and relatives couldn’t be bothered visiting her burial site on the one-year anniversary of her death.

According to RadarOnline, only a handful of visitors were spotted at Detroit’s Woodlawn Cemetery to pay respect to Franklin, who passed away on Aug. 16, 2018, at the age of 76 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

“I’m just surprised no one from her family showed up on the one-year anniversary of her death,” said one observer at the cemetery’s mausoleum where Franklin’s remains are interred. “I only saw a few loyal fans who loved her music and felt the need to pay their respects.”

Previously reported, a bitter court battle has Aretha’s sons Kecalf Cunningham and Edward Franklin against their brothers Teddy Richards and Clarence Franklin, and the singer’s niece, Sabrina Owens.

Kecalf and Edward have petitioned the court to remove Sabrina as the estate administrator, claiming she’s keeping them in the dark about the Queen of Soul’s finances. Kecalf wants the court to name him the estate’s personal representative, replacing Owens, and he is being supported by his brother Edward, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Teddy has backed Owens while asking to be named co-representative, the report states. Owens is also favored to serve as guardian of Clarence, who has special needs.

“Our mother has enriched the world with music, art and service of activism more than half of her life,” said Kecalf in a written statement to the press following a recent court hearing. “The loss of our mother has traumatized our family. Despite our grief, we find ourselves in a battle to defend and protect this legacy against those who wish to disrespect, slander and exploit it.”

Kecalf has demanded a complete inventory list of his mother’s property and assets, according to the court documents. He also wants to know the whereabouts of nearly $1 million worth of Aretha’s uncashed personal checks.




https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/08/aretha-franklin-sons-fight-will-fortune-year-anniversary-death/

Wow! I guess EVERY artist family is fighting over fortunes. Looks like Aretha's family is even worse off than Prince's(r.i.p.). Except Aretha doesn't have a massive unreleased catalog like Prince's(r.i.p.). Because she only recorded music when she had to . SHe didn't live in the studio like Prince(r.i.p.) or live her life in her muziq like Prince(r.i.p.) did.

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Reply #1 posted 08/29/19 1:36pm

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No offense to anyone, but I don't think it's a big deal if someone doesn't visit a grave site of a relative or someone they knew that has passed on, because in my opinion, they're not there anyway, at least not their soul, so I don't think it actually matters, but that's just me, I fully realize that some may think otherwise.

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Reply #2 posted 08/29/19 3:16pm

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looby said:

No offense to anyone, but I don't think it's a big deal if someone doesn't visit a grave site of a relative or someone they knew that has passed on, because in my opinion, they're not there anyway, at least not their soul, so I don't think it actually matters, but that's just me, I fully realize that some may think otherwise.

I agree 100%. I fail to see whats so news worthy about this, she's finally at peace and away from this world. How her family choose to grieve over her or not (like this article pointed out in great length as if its the slowest news day ever) is none of our concern.

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Reply #3 posted 08/29/19 3:54pm

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Hamad said:

looby said:

No offense to anyone, but I don't think it's a big deal if someone doesn't visit a grave site of a relative or someone they knew that has passed on, because in my opinion, they're not there anyway, at least not their soul, so I don't think it actually matters, but that's just me, I fully realize that some may think otherwise.

I agree 100%. I fail to see whats so news worthy about this, she's finally at peace and away from this world. How her family choose to grieve over her or not (like this article pointed out in great length as if its the slowest news day ever) is none of our concern.

Agreed. I tell you the news wanna nit pick every little thing sometimes, so annoying.

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Reply #4 posted 08/29/19 10:44pm

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Not every one can handle it. How do we know the son hasn't visited on Mother's Day or her birthday?

Definitely not a story.

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Reply #5 posted 09/03/19 5:52pm

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Misread as "...Skipped PLaying "Respect" as in her sons, for some reason, chose to skip playing that song at her gravesite.

That would have been more newsworthy than the "story" they actually put out.
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Reply #6 posted 09/09/19 6:10pm

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That is one of the dumbest articles.

Can people grieve in their own way? And oh I don't know...create their OWN traditions of recognizing their own loved ones? This anniversary shit is just a tad bit out of hand.

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