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- Ted Williams (1918-2002) - A baseball legend who left specific instructions as to the disposition of his body within his will. His family is split and his wishes are in question. See also the probate court papers filed to determine his fate. (note: you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents.)
- Warren Burger (1907-1995) - As a former chief justice of the Supreme court you would expect a little bit more then this 176 word will. Instead, he failed to make proper provisions for estate taxes and did not include a grant of powers for his executors. His brevity cost him thousands in attorney fees.
- Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997) - Dead at 37 after a tragic car accident, Diana, Priness of Wales leaves her vast estate to her two children with specific bequests to her former butler and some personal items to her godchildren.
- Walt Disney (1901-1966)- The creator of Mickey Mouse and the largest entertainment company in the world died with more than just a little cheese to distribute. Half of his wealth went to his family with the other half going to a charitable foundation for the arts.
- Jerry Garcia (1942-1995) - The charismatic front man for the rock band The Grateful Dead died on August 9 1995. The estate and his second wife are still fighting it out in the courts. In his will he remembers his friends and family through gifts of personal items including his guitars.
- John Lennon (1940-1980) - John left most of his possessions to Yoko, no surprise there.
- Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994) - Even presidents have wills.
- Jackie Kennedy Onasis (1929-1994) - First Lady, billionaire heiress. Her will makes specific reference to many personal and artistic items.
- Elvis Presley (1935-1977) - The King of Rock and Roll, from a poor boy to rich cultural icon, he leaves his fortune to his family.
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