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Celebrity Estate Lessons - Larry King

It was a shock when Larry King passed from complications of COVID-19 early last year. Shortly after his death, his current wife, Shawn Southwick, filed suit contesting King’s 2019 handwritten Will. Southwick alleges that King’s eldest chi… Read More
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Celebrity Estate Lessons - Ernie Banks

Ah, summer. A great time to catch a ball game. You probably think those players on the field have everything all figured out, but that’s not always the case. When Chicago Cubs‘ player Ernie Banks died in 2015, his estranged wife didn̵… Read More
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Celebrity Estate Lessons - George Michael

When George Michael died in 2016, he might have had faith that his estate plan was in good shape. His Will left his £97 million estate to his two sisters, father, and seven close friends. However, his Will didn’t include his long-term ex-boyfr… Read More
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Celebrity Estate Lessons - Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is possibly the most famous poet of modern times. She was chosen by Bill Clinton to recite her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at his first inauguration. The autobiography of the first part of her life, I Know Why The Caged Bi… Read More
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Celebrity Estate Lessons - Ike Turner

Ike Turner had been married fourteen times according to Ike himself when he died in 2007. With all those women in his life, it’s a little surprising that only one of his ex-wives came forward wanting a cut of his estate. And no, it wasn’t… Read More
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Celebrity Estate Lessons - Jim Morrison

Estate planning is hard. There are a lot of things you have to plan for that you may never have given a thought! Take Jim Morrison. When the lead singer of the Doors died in 1971, he had a simple will leaving everything to his girlfriend, or to his s… Read More
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Celebrity Estate Lessons - Wellington Burt

Ever wonder what someone does when they want to keep their estate in the family, but hate all their current relatives? Well, lumber baron and East Saginaw, Michigan mayor Wellington Burt came up with one solution. When Burt died in 1919, his Will inc… Read More
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Celebrity Estate Lessons - Thomas Kinkade

If you paid any attention at all to art in the 90’s, you’ve heard of Thomas Kinkade. The “painter of light” passed away in 2012 at home with his girlfriend Amy Pinto-Walsh. Shortly after his death, Pinto-Walsh produced two han… Read More
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Celebrity Estate Lessons - Haroldson Lafayette Hunt Jr.

Haroldson Lafayette Hunt Jr. was a bigamist, one of the richest men in America, and was once implicated in the Kennedy assassination. In 1912, at the age of 23, he was running a cotton plantation in Arkansas. A prolific gambler, he used his earnings… Read More
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Celebrity Estate Lessons - Huguette Clark

You might think the founder of the city of Las Vegas was pretty rich; and you would be correct. It turns out that he was. W.A. Clark was a copper and railroad baron during the Gilded Age. But we’re not going to talk about him today; we’re… Read More
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