Princes death last week was a shock to the music world. What’s even more shocking is that he didn’t have a last will. Right now his sister who’s his only living relative is going to court to try and see a special administrator to look over his estate and business ventures. But Prince wasn’t the only one who passed away without a will. Here are some other celebrities who died without a will!
When Bob died in 1981 from Cancer he left no will. 30+ years later his family is still battling it out in court to who gets what in his estate. Under Jamaican law since he didn’t leave a will everything automatically goes to his wife and 11 kids but the rest of the family was allowed to use his name and likeness. That has since been awarded back to his wife and kids.
Kurt left a huge fortune which is now up to $450 million dollars. Courtney Love his wife at the time was the primary beneficiary of the entire estate including all of Nirvana’s music. In 2010 France Bean Cobain took control of more than 1/3 of the estate when her trust fund kicked in.
Amy’s parents ended up inheriting her fortune when they found out she didn’t have a will. They ended up getting about 4.6 million while her husband Blake didn’t receive a single dime!
The family thought he didn’t have a will, but after the singers death a will showed up singed 7 years before he passed away. Lucky he did because the court battles already began and it was starting to look ugly. Especially since his estate was worth billions. The only one who wanted a piece of the pie was the IRS.