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Handwritten wills purportedly found at Aretha Franklin’s home

The 16 page document appear to distribute assets including real estate, jewellery, furs, stereo equipment and music royalties to her family members.

Aretha Franklin film finds its director

"Respect," the Aretha Franklin biopic with Jennifer Hudson as the iconic singer, will be helmed by Tony-nominated theater director, Liesl Tommy.

Notable deaths in 2018

From soul diva Aretha Franklin to astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and former UN chief Kofi Annan, here are some of the notable figures who passed away in 2018.

Queen of Soul’s Detroit mansion sells for US$300,000

The 520 square metre brick home adjacent to the Detroit Golf Club fetched US$300,000 in a sale last month.

Aretha Franklin’s ‘Amazing Grace’ film finally in theaters

Through lawyers, word got out that the Queen of Soul herself was trying to prevent the film from being shown.

Aretha Franklin’s home up for sale for US$800,000

The two-story home, which features a marble-floored kitchen and a sauna, is located in a gated community in Bloomfield Township.

Aretha Franklin exhibit debuts with eye toward her legacy

Billed as a "tribute to the Queen of Soul," ''THINK" opens to the public Tuesday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and runs until Jan. 21.

For black women at church, it’s more than the Aretha eulogy

The backlash of the controversial eulogy was immediate, given Franklin's role as a mother and a pillar for women's rights.

Aretha Franklin dresses going on auction

Julien's Auctions said the outfits would go on sale along with items from other musical icons.

Aretha Franklin’s eulogy was ‘offensive and distasteful,’ family says

The Queen of Soul's family say the reverent used the 'platform to push his negative agenda'.

Aretha’s lack of a will could make things rocky for heirs

Though she lived to 76 and was terminally ill with pancreatic cancer, the Queen of Soul died without a will.

Franklin funeral bishop apologises to Grande

Bishop Charles H. Ellis III led Franklin's funeral and awkwardly greeted Grande on stage after she performed.

Speakers at Aretha Franklin funeral raise Black Lives Matter movement

Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. delivered the eulogy for Franklin and used his time at the podium to raise social issues he said were critical to the black community.

Detroit tribute concert celebrates Aretha Franklin

The US music icon, beloved by millions around the world, died of cancer on August 16, closing the curtain on a glittering six-decade career that made her one of America's most celebrated artists.

Fans queue en masse to pay respects to Aretha Franklin

The "Queen of Soul" died on August 16 following an extraordinary six-decade career that made her one of America's most celebrated artists.

Cardi B opens MTV awards set to pay R-E-S-P-E-C-Ts to Aretha

Fast-rising rapper Cardi B and pop star Shawn Mendes opened the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday with the night expected to be dominated by emotional tributes to "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin.

Aretha: muse and soundtrack of US civil rights movement

From singing for free to raise money for the cause, to uplifting activists with her phenomenal voice and upbeat anthems, Aretha Franklin was indelibly linked to the US civil rights movement.

Aretha celebrated at Sunday service at father’s Baptist church

Outside the pale brick church, mourners have left helium balloons, bouquets of flowers, teddy bears and hand-written tributes.

Aretha: muse and soundtrack of US civil rights movement

Her signature song, "Respect" -- recorded as a feminist anthem -- became a rallying cry as African Americans rose up nationwide in the 1960s to fight peacefully for racial equality.

Aretha Franklin funeral set for Aug 31 in Detroit

Franklin died at her home in Detroit on Thursday at the age of 76, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Tributes pour in for ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin

After a long battle with pancreatic cancer, Franklin passed away Thursday morning surrounded by her family and loved ones at her Detroit home.

How Aretha Franklin made ‘Respect’ a feminist anthem

It may be the most rousing feminist anthem ever, but "Respect" -- the song that made Aretha Franklin the "Queen of Soul" -- was actually written about a man demanding a break from his wife.

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies aged 76

Franklin, who won 18 Grammys and had some 25 gold records, died at her home in Detroit.

Detroit church holds vigil for ailing “Queen of Soul” Franklin

Few details have emerged about the singer's condition or illness, but she is said to be in hospice care, surrounded by family and friends.