The death of a celebrity is a devastating occurrence. Not only do they leave behind their family and friends, but thousands of heartbroken fans. Many of these people turn up to their lavish funerals to pay their respects to the fallen idol. Of course, many famous people leave behind sizable estates worth millions of dollars. Generally, they have their legal ducks in a row, leaving behind a Last Will and Testament that determines how their assets should be divided.
But what happens when a celebrity doesn’t have a will? Legal battles and lawsuits often follow the death of a person who died in intestacy (the legal term for dying without a will). And when celebrities pass away, these are often highly-publicized affairs that can even tarnish the name of the late star. Whether they never made a will due to young age, improper estate preparation, or even religious reasons, the death of an intestate celebrity is always a complicated event. If you are interested in some of the stories surrounding these affairs, read on to learn about Twenty Celebrities Who Died Without a Will.