Aretha Franklin reportedly found nearly $ 1 million in uncashed checks at the time of her death, according to a recent filed court document.
Among the checks were $ 702,711.90 from Sound Exchange and the Screen Writers Guild and $ 285,944.27 in Checking From Publishing Company, Springtime Publishing, EMI, BMI, Carlin Music, and Feel Good Films.
The grand total was $ 988,656.17, according to Billboard.
Initially, no wills were found after Franklin's death a year ago and her estate said three handwritten wills, including one found in her couch, Billboard and Jezebel reported.
If the wills are validated It would not change the distribution of assets.
It's not the first time the Queen of Soul had cashed paychecks, Billboard reported. Some reviews from 201
Her son Kecalf Cunningham has already contacted one of the banks that issued some of the checks, according to the magazine.