With a shocking celebrity death toll in 2016 , who got their legacy right?

With a shocking celebrity death toll in 2016 , who got their legacy right?

With a shocking celebrity death toll in 2016 , who got their legacy right?

by | Inheritance

2016 has been a shocking year for the loss of much loved celebrities globally.

Amid the international outpourings of sadness and disbelief, the press has been quick to report on the legacies of those that have passed.  So who got their will right and who has left grieving families with more pain?

Winners have included David Bowie and Ronnie Corbett, who both left well planned wills.  Ronnie prepared for his death well in advance.  He acted in life to reduce the inheritance tax bill his daughters would have faced by selling his £1.3 million London house in 2003.

Losers in the celebrity death inheritance tax planning stakes include Rik Mayall, who passed away in 2014 with no will in place resulting in a large tax bill for his family.  But even leaving a will is no guarantee of a smooth legacy.  Currently in the UK news, Lynda Bellingham’s estate is being disputed by her sons.  Her intention that her sons be financially secure after her death was not specific enough in her will for her surviving partner to be obliged to act.

Planning your legacy is not just for the old.  Prince’s unexpected death at only 57 highlights that we all need to plan ahead for our loved ones in case tragedy strikes the less famous amongst too soon.

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