Five Black celebs who died without a will – and the legal battles that followed

Ama Nunoo Sep 21, 2020 at 10:00am

September 21, 2020 at 10:00 am | Entertainment

Ama Nunoo

Ama Nunoo | Staff Writer

September 21, 2020 at 10:00 am | Entertainment

Tupac Shakur Photo: Ebony Magazine

Any individual who dies without a will sets his family up for legal battles. Now imagine a celebrity dying without a will. What happens to their estates, money, and assets because a will sets clear lines for the legal descendants to rightfully inherit the estates of the deceased.

The follow-up to the courtrooms to get their assets to the claimants is not only costly but also time-consuming. Also, this just leaves room for a long list of claimants who all want a piece of the fortune left.

Knowing that celebrities’ estates often continue to generate significant revenue even after their deaths, many wonder why they do not set up a will. That is a question we may never get answers to.

Here are five Black celebrities who died without leaving a will behind.

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