After 15 years of litigation, James Brown’s estate is settling, and some are getting The Payback.
The Michael Jackson Estate has been in a heated (and economically significant) dispute with the IRS over just this question.
Speaking of ironic endings, My Fair Lady’s estate is one of long-held sibling rivalry.
Tony Hsieh left a “sticky mess” of post-it notes, but no Will, and his estate is going to get complicated.
Sometimes feuds over a celebrity’s estate are with the IRS. Music legend Prince’s estate was embroiled in such a controversy over the value of his music publishing and recording interests, creating a potential $32,000,000 estate tax deficiency.
Famous inheritance feuds pepper our history.