NOT EVEN IN DEATH, IS SHE SAFE
Aretha Franklin is getting dogged in death over legal bills … TMZ has learned.
The late singer’s lawyer, Gregory Reed, says he had trouble collecting what Aretha owed him when she was alive … so he’s now hoping her estate will cough up some financial R-E-S-P-E-C-T. He’s filed docs demanding the estate pony up nearly $54k to cover bills dating back 6 years.
In docs, obtained by TMZ, Reed’s firm says it provided a number of services to the Queen of Soul — who died in August — including negotiations on her final Atlantic Records contract. The firm says her last payment, for about $10k, was made in August 2012.