Here's one celebrity trend you should avoid: having no will.
Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday in her Detroit home after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, did not have one in place, according to published reports. She was 76.
Her four sons on Tuesday filed a document with the Oakland County Probate Court in Michigan that lists themselves as interested parties in Franklin's estate. A niece also asked the court to appoint her as personal representative of the estate.