10 Celebrities Who Died Without A Will
When you have millions of dollars, it would only make sense to have a will… yet, people don’t. It is estimated that over half the United States population, celebrity or good ole regular folk, don’t have a will. The following celebrities may have had millions at the time of their death, but they didn’t offer any direction to legal powers, suggesting where the wealth should go. Except in the case for a late legend, who had a will, but “sound mind and body” were briefly challenged.
10. Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse was an incredibly talented singer and songwriter, but considering her talents, foresight wasn’t a strong suit. A member of the infamous 27 Club — celebrities who died at age 27 — Amy didn’t really consider anything outside of any given moment. She had millions of dollars at her disposal, but there was no real thought as to what she might do with that money if she died prematurely. Therefore, she never drafted a will. Yes, it was first reported that Amy drafted a will, but later revealed that her estimated $7 million estate was left into the hands of the legal system before being awarded to her parents. Her ex-husband, Black Fielder, was potentially in the mix of an original draft, but was left out of the fortune when Amy died in 2011. Some have imagined that her original will included him, but was never amended after their split.
9. Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur lived fast, and died young. Unlike many celebrities his age, he had an incredible grasp on foresight. Most are well aware: the man known popularly as 2Pac, was gunned down in Las Vegas, Nevada, at 25, the victim of an ongoing, juvenile, east coast/west coast rap feud. Still, he thought ahead to lay down as much track as possible in the studio, providing for serious, posthumous earning potential; however, he had no will to offer specific parties his growing estate at the time of his death. This forced his mother — his closest surviving relative — to enter into a legal process in order to obtain the rights to his estate and legacy. Fortunately, Tupac was able to offer his mother the financial peace that he always desired, but something tells us that was the least of her concerns considering the bigger picture.