Singer #ArethaFranklin , nicknamed the "Queen of Soul," left behind an $80 million #fortune when she died on Thursday at age 76, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Franklin, known for hits including "Respect" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A #NaturalWoman ," had an unusual policy when it came to her money: she often demanded to be paid in #cash , as Money magazine reported. David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, noticed this quirk when he went backstage at one of Franklin's performances in 2016. "On the counter in front of her, next to her makeup mirror and hairbrush, were small stacks of hundred-dollar bills," Remnick wrote. "She collects on the spot or she does not sing." He noted that the cash went straight into her handbag, which stays "with her #security team or goes out onstage and resides, within eyeshot, on the piano.""It's the era she grew up in — she saw so many people, like #RayCharles and #BBKing , get ripped off," Smiley told #TheNewYorker . "There is the sense in her very often that people are out to harm you. And she won't have it. You are not going to #disrespect her."