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The emotional journey of a week in Detroit after the Queen of Soul passed.
Brian Kaufman, Detroit Free Press

Bloomfield Township, Michigan, Police Department investigates an theft from Aretha Franklin’s estate, which has been involved in controversy both before and then late-song deaths.

Polis Lt. Timothy Abbo told Detroit Free Press late Thursday an active investigation into the investigations underway at the Queen of Soul’s suburban estate, but that it began before Franklin’s death. He offered no further details.

Franklin died of pancreatic cancer in August in her Detroit Riverfront apartment at the age of 76. At the time of her death, she still owned her 4,148 square foot colonial style home in Bloomfield Township, which has reviewed the Internal Revenue Service.

Aretha Franklin died in pancreatic cancer in August at the age of 76. (Photo: MOLLY RILEY, AFP / Getty Images)