celebrity estates

After years of legal battles and "who gets what" family drama following the unfortunate 2016 death of pop icon Prince, The Purple One's estate has finally been settled and officially given a multimillion-dollar value to be split between publishing company Primary Wave and his surviving heirs.

A legal battle for the estate of soul legend James Brown has surprisingly been ongoing for the past 15 years since his passing in 2006, but thankfully we can now report that a multimillion-dollar settlement has been reached and it's quite lucrative to say the least.

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for a son of Aretha Franklin asked a judge Tuesday to keep an eye on professional fees paid by the late singer’s estate, the latest jab in a dispute over assets left by the Queen of Soul. RELATED: Aretha Franklin’s Niece Steps Down From Managing Estate Separately, the judge […]

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Aretha Franklin’s sons disagree about who should manage what could be a multimillion-dollar estate. Attorneys for Theodore White II last week told a Michigan judge in a court filing that White should be named co-executor, or personal representative, along with Franklin’s niece, Sabrina Owens. Owens has had that role since the […]

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The discovery of handwritten wills in the home of the late Aretha Franklin could ignite a dispute among family members about the estate of the “Queen of Soul.” She died last August without a formal document to guide her sons about her music, property and other assets. But the newly found […]

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the “Queen of Soul,” including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday. The latest one is dated March 2014 and appears to give the famous […]

Seven years after Whitney Houston’s death, the sister-in-law of the late music icon is set to reinvent the diva’s brand by planning a hologram tour and release of a new album in the near future. According to The New York Times, Pat Houston has revealed plans for a global concert series using advanced technology to bring the singer’s likeness to […]

Aretha Franklin died with a reported net worth of $80 million… but left no will behind… which is surprising considering her long battle with various health ailments and a timeless music library. Franklin died August 16 at age 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the singer died “intestate” — meaning […]

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two B.B. King heirs who’ve been most outspoken about the blues legend’s care in his final days are accusing King’s two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King’s estate is calling the claims ridiculous. Three doctors determined that King was appropriately cared-for, and King received 24-hour care and […]

Ever since James Brown‘s death in 2006, the status of his potentially $100 million dollar estate has been in limbo as family tried to claim rights over it. The victor, some 9 years later, appears to be Tommie Rae Hynie, a ontime backup singer for Brown who had a child, James III, with Brown. She […]