Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Famously Poor Estate Planning

Princess dianaMany famous people have died either without creating a will or without updating an old will. A list of eight celebrities who were involved in poor estate planning is below:

  1. Jimi Hendrix
  2. Natascha McElhone
  3. Diana, Princess of Wales
  4. Barry White
  5. Bob Marley
  6. Stieg Larsson
  7. Jill Dando
  8. Heath Ledger

Famous People Who Died Without a Will or Failed to Update Their Will Before Dying, The Telegraph (2011).

Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this to my attention. 


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