Estate of Denial news clips (5/17/16)

‘This is the pop culture legacy business’: JAM Inc manages artists after death

The Guardian

May 6, 2016

No one here gets out alive, as rock legend Jim Morrison once sang. But sadly for many of the rock greats it has become almost a cliche that successful musicians and groups are more valued in the grave than in life.

Few people understand that better than Jeffrey Jampol, an LA-based specialist whose JAM Inc manages the rock estates of Otis Redding, Kurt Cobain, the Doors, Rick James, Ramones and Muddy Waters among others, as well as advising the co-executors of Michael Jackson’s estate.


Snoop Dogg’s Laid Back Thoughts About Wills And The Election

The Inquisitr

May 6, 2016

It’s obvious that Snoop Dogg is a free spirit. The rapper often talks about his love and support for marijuana. But when it comes to talking about other real world topics, the D.O.G.G. either avoids the topic altogether or gives his often controversial input.

Snoop Dogg doesn’t “give a f**k” about wills or the upcoming presidential election. The rapper has many business ventures within the marijuana industry but has no interest in planning his financial future. Dogg revealed that when he dies, he will give everything away to his family. With the recent news about Prince dying without a will, some have been wondering what other celebrities don’t have a will.


After court setback, estranged Benson heirs not giving up (TX/LA)

May 6, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — The estranged daughter and grandchildren of San Antonio and New Orleans billionaire Tom Benson say they won’t abandon their effort to prove their patriarch has been manipulated into appointing his third wife the sole heir to his sports empire.

Benson owns the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans.


Prince’s estate to fight paternity claims with late rock icon’s blood sample

New York Daily News

May 6, 2016

Prince’s $300 million estate is braced to battle any paternity claims against the royal bloodline.

A Minnesota judge signed off Friday on a request from the Rock Hall of Famer’s reps to analyze a sample of Prince’s blood in case of future “parentage issues.”


Prince’s DNA tested as claims besiege estate

The Sydney Morning Herald

May 7, 2016

Prince’s estate has been deluged by claims prompting a request for his blood to be DNA tested.

Bremer Trust, appointed to temporarily oversee Prince’s assets, has been given permission by a Minnesota judge to obtain a sample of his blood held by the Midwest Medical Examiner.