1. Nate Dogg
When Nate Dogg tragically passed away in 2011, he did not leave a will. This caused his wife, Latoya Calvin, and his children to have several disputes over how the late singer’s assets should be divided.
2. Barry White
Barry White did not have a will when he died in 2003.
3. Amy Winehouse
After Amy Winehouse died in intestate, probate records revealed that her £3 million fortune went to her parents, leaving ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil with nothing.
4. James Brown
Godfather of Soul, James Brown had a will, however, it had not been updated.
5. Bob Marley
Bob Marley had no will and his estates continues to generate money.
6. Steve McNair
Steve McNair had it all. . . except a will.
7. Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix died in 1970 and the battle over his estate raged on for years.
8. DJ AM
DJ AM, born Adam Goldstein did not leave a will. He was found dead from an overdose in his New York apartment. He was 36 years old.
9. Dr. Martin Luther King
The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. died in 1968 without drafting a will.
10. Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday left no will when she died in july 1959.
11. Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye, who was in debt at the time of his death, reportedly left no will.
12. Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes was an eccentric billionaire who died in 1976 at the age of 70. His estate was eventually divided among his 22 cousins.
13. Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke reportedly died without a will.
14. Abe Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th US president and a lawyer left no will.