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Odd Wills Drafted by Celebrities that Left Us Confused

Celebrities leave enormous sums in their wills when they go for the New Frontier because they have taken care of their financial issues before leaving their earthly coils behind. Sometimes their wills contain peculiar stipulations, such as guaranteeing a lifetime of luxury for cherished pets or prohibiting avaricious former employers from making money off the celebrity’s work after death. For posterity, several bizarre celebrity wills have been revealed:

Dusty Springfield

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The number-one singer passed away from breast cancer at the age of 59 in 1999. She left her cat, Nicholas, a staggering $12 million with the instructions to feed him baby food from the United States that was imported to Britain, keep him in a “seven-foot indoor tree house lined with scratch pads and catnip,” sleep in her nightgown, and listen to her songs that had been recorded. Up until his passing, Nicholas had a wonderful life.

Gene Rodenberry

In his will, the Star Trek inventor directed that his cremated bones be sent into space after his death in 1991. His desires were carried out in 1997 when a business that specialized in space funerals sent his ashes into space on a rocket.

Leona Helmsley

The hotel magnate Leona Helmsley, known as the “Queen of Mean,” passed away in 2007 at the age of 87. She left behind a $4 billion legacy, $12 million of which went to her dog, an 8-year-old Maltese named Trouble. Her will stipulated that her two grandchildren would only get $5 million trusts if they paid a visit to their father’s grave once a year; otherwise, it said that they would be regarded as if their father “had then died.”

Jack Benny

For many years, Jack was the most adored comic in America. When he passed away in 1974 at the age of 80, Jack left his widow a lovely gift. As part of a requirement outlined in his will, she received a single red rose each week for rest of her life.

Janis Joplin

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At the age of 27, the well-known singer passed away from an unintentional drug overdose. To host a celebration in her honour as “a final token of thanks and farewell,” Joplin reserved $2,500 in her will. The party, by all accounts, was a terrific one.

Mickey Rooney

Mickey was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood and frequently starred alongside Judy Garland in Andy Hardy films. His estate was worth $18,000 when he passed away in 2014 at the age of 93. Despite the little sum, litigation erupted after Rooney left everything to his stepson and nothing for his wife and other kids, whom he purposely omitted since he believed the stepson needed the money more and they were better off financially.

Marilyn Monroe

The Blonde Bombshell left money to friends and family after passing away from a drug overdose in 1962 at the age of 36. Her remaining estate, which included all of her personal effects, was divided between her psychoanalyst (who received 25%) and her acting coach Lee Strasberg, who received the remaining funds. Monroe’s belongings stayed in Strasberg’s cellar up until his passing, at which point his wife Anna Strasberg sold off all the memorabilia and pocketed $51 million.

Robin Williams

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The actor and comedian had a public dispute with Disney following the success of Aladdin since he received just $75,000 for a movie that made hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office; nonetheless, he took his own life in 2014 at the age of 63. Disney had planned to perform the Genie after his passing, but Williams’ will forbade the company from doing so for 25 years.

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