The recent series of shocking celebrity deaths - including Harry Potter star Sir John Hurt in late January - are a timely reminder that everyone should make solid financial plans before they pass away.
It has emerged that David Bowie left his $100m estate to his wife, Iman, and his two children. Carrie Fisher's $25million fortune will go to the Star Wars alumni's daughter Billie Lourde through a trust, while Wham legend George Michael's big sister Melanie will receive the bulk of his £105 million fortune.
However, not every celebrity who died left such a clear legacy. Much of Prince's estate could be lost to the taxman after it was revealed that the Purple Rain hitmaker made no plans for his $300million fortune.
And while you may not be famous, you might be richer than you thought, and it's important to pass on your estate to your loved ones as tax-efficiently as possible.
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